בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים" מובא להלן קישור לתקציר המאמר. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה/י לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
We routinely apply external nasal splints after closed nasal reduction or rhinoplasty and secure the splint by transnasal suturing.
We seek to describe our technique and review our experience.
A retrospective chart review was performed to review patients who had an external nasal splint secured by transnasal suturing. The technique consists of steristrips applied across the dorsum and nasal bones.
The Aquaplast is molded to the nose and a 2-0 polypropylene suture on a straightened tapered needle or a Keith needle is passed through the splint, the nasal sidewalls and septum, through the splint on the contralateral side, and back again in a horizontal mattress fashion.
The suture is tied down to maintain the desired shape of the splint. The splint is removed in the first postoperative followup (10–14 days).