It is the purpose of this paper to show that the insertion and fixation of an autogenous bone graft is a valuable adjunct in the repair of certain nasal deformities. It is not intended to suggest such a procedure as a routine in all cases. Unfortunately, a surgeon often feels that his own "routine rhinoplasty" answers most, if not all, nasal plastic problems.In a recent article Cottle1 stated: "Technically, I suppose, the greatest single thing which the rhinologist has learned and taught in this work is that a rhinoplasty is not a hard and fast routine thing."The repair of defects in bone, generally speaking, by the application of an autogenous bone graft is a gratifying procedure in most instances. The success of this operation depends to a great extent on the surgeon's knowledge of bone growth, coupled with his ingenuity, and the response of the individual
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