Partial extracorporeal septoplasty using polydioxanone plate: a reliable technique for the correction of severe anterior septal deviations

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Background: Septoplasty is commonly undertaken to improve nasal airways or to correct cosmetic septal deviation. The most difficult areas to correct are the caudal and/or superior regions.

Methods: We describe our technique of partial extracorporeal septoplasty using polydioxanone plate to support the cartilage, allowing correction of very anterior and/or superior deviations without affecting the stability or shape of the nose.

Discussion: The senior author has been using this technique routinely since 2004 with excellent results and no increase in complication rates. PDS plate supports the repositioned cartilage and stimulates cartilage regeneration; we discuss the experimental evidence for its use.

Conclusion: Adequate correction of caudal deviations is difficult. This reliable technique allows complete correction of the deviation.

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  • Authors: Joanne Rimmer and Hesham A Saleh
  • Keywords: Septoplasty, septorhinoplasty, extracorporeal, polydioxanone foil
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