Splint placed after septal surgery
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A splint is a piece of plastic that is placed adjacent to the septum after septal surgery. It serves the following functions:
- Serves to support the bridge of the nose during the healing phase
- Prevents accumulation of blood within the septum (septal hematoma)
- Prevents the development of adhesions between the lateral wall of nose and the septum
Antibiotic coverage should be given to prevent infections. The patient should come 7-10 days after surgery for removal of the splint.