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Naik SM, Naik SS, Bai JS, Gowda BP. “Gypsum Plaster Sandwich”: A Novel Method of Splinting of Fractured Nasal Bones after Closed Reduction. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2022; 14 (2):50-52.
External nasal dressing as splints provides stability and splints the reduced nasal fractured bones and also after open rhinoplasty surgeries. As gypsum plaster splints are more cumbersome, fastening them to the facial skeleton is difficult with adhesive plasters and the compliance factor reduces their overall performance. So, we have devised a way of fastening the splint to the facial skeleton. The compliance is better with this splint and the splint can be placed in its place as a masquerade with fastening tags to the frontal as well as nasal ends. This splint has the added advantage of no adhesive plaster being used and the patient him/herself can handle the splint without assistance.
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