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RESEARCH ARTICLE

A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare the Conformability and Adhesion of Fiberglass Splint Over Plaster of Paris Splint Material in Rhinoplasty

Sunil Richardson, K Prajwal

Keywords : Fiberglass, Nasal splints, Plaster of Paris, Rhinoplasty

Citation Information : Richardson S, Prajwal K. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare the Conformability and Adhesion of Fiberglass Splint Over Plaster of Paris Splint Material in Rhinoplasty. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2023; 14 (1--3):5-7.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1390

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim/background: In rhinoplasties, splints are frequently employed to stabilize the nasal bone structure after osteotomies. The most popular splinting techniques used are Plaster of Paris (POP), thermoplastic splints, and aluminum splints. These splints also help to approximate the skin flap to the underlying bone and reduce hematoma formation. The objective of our study is to assess and compare the conformability and adhesion properties of fiberglass splints vs POP splint materials in the context of rhinoplasty. Materials and methods: About 1,000 patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty were randomized into two groups. Group I, POP splint was placed, and group II patients managed fiberglass thermoplastic material. Conclusion: Fiberglass splint material is far simpler to use, more beneficial and takes lesser time to prepare overall than the widely used POP splinting material. Clinical significance: Due to the benefits of fiberglass splint material, the surgeon may be able to avoid long recovery times and obtain the ideal postoperative look.


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