Internal splint "Dragonfly"
Nasal-valvular splint for nasal and ethmoidal surgery
The splint is made in a bioinert polymer. There isn’t a standard time required for the device to remain in place. However, it’s suggested to keep the splint in the nose for 2-3 weeks; this period can vary depending by the extent of the injured mucosa which has been operated in the rhino-sinus surgery.
Weekly controls are needed to ch eck the cor rec t positio n of the device and to prevent possible complications.
Early removal of the device is recommended in cases of high patient’s discomfort. The splint should be sutured to the nasal septum by one or two transfixing points. The use of a topic anesthetic is recommended during removal.
|Internal nasal splints, ref. MM|
|MM 75 L||75|
|MM 70 M||70|
|MM 65 S||65|
The left lamina is fixed to the right controlateral, positioned with a similar procedure, using a trans-septal 3-0 nylon suture secured by at least 4 knots. To take out the device cut and remove the trans-septal nylon suture, separate the lateral wing from the medial-paraseptal wing cutting it with scissors for its full height along the front fold (below the triangular cartilage) and then remove (slipping them out one at a time and gripping them with forceps or a small Klemmer) the lateral wing (a) followed by the medial-paraseptal wing (b). If necessary, reduce the dimensions of the single portions of the lamina to adapt it to the individual anatomic conformation. Keep wing edges consistent or rounded to avoid possible causes of decubitus.