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Reduction of Nasal Fracture Using an Airway Tube as a Pivot

Yabe, Tetsuji MD, PhD; Tsuda, Tomoyuki MD; Hirose, Shunsuke MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: July 2011 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p 1430-1431
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31821cc4ec
Technical Strategies

When repairing nasal fracture by closed reduction, an airway tube is useful for the pivot of the forceps. By placing the tube on the upper white lip and using it as a pivot, the fracture is reduced with Walsham forceps or Langenbeck elevator. This method is useful for all nasal fractures that are too firm to reduce by conventional closed reduction.

From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ishikiri-Seiki Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

Received June 21, 2010.

Accepted for publication August 1, 2010.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Tetsuji Yabe, Department of Plastic Surgery, Ishikiri-Seiki Hospital, 18-28, Yayoi-Cho, Higashi-Osaka City, Osaka 579-8026, Japan; E-mail:

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2011 Mutaz B. Habal, MD