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What is a crural strut graft?

What is a crural strut graft?

The lateral crural strut graft is a new, versatile technique for reshaping, repositioning, or reconstructing the lateral crura. These grafts are strips of autogenous cartilage that are sutured to the deep surface of the lateral crura.

What is Columellar strut graft?

Columellar struts are used to help support the nasal tip. Their use in rhinoplasty is for patients where projection is to be maintained or slightly projected. Columellar struts can be used with either an endonasal approach or external approach.

What is a spreader graft?

Spreader grafts are small strips of cartilage (like sticks) or bone which are inserted next to the nasal septum on the dorsum (top) of the nose. They are generally used as a pair, one on either side of the nasal septum but can also be inserted on one side.

What is alar rim graft?

The “articulated” alar rim graft (AARG) is a modification of the conventional rim graft that improves treatment of secondary alar rim deformities, including postsurgical alar retraction (PSAR).

What is a strut allograft?

Cortical strut allografts unite to host bone through callus formation, restoring bone stock and can be used as an onlay biological plate. These struts can be made from hemicylinders of tibia being fixed to host bone by circumferential metallic cables or by screws.

What is a Columellar strut graft made of?

Grafts are typically made of cartilage from the patient’s septum, ear, or rib, Plastic surgeons place a columellar strut between the septal cartilage to add support to the columella. Dissolvable sutures are used to graft it in place.

What is strut graft?

A cervical corpectomy and strut graft is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving the spinal cord compression by removal of the degenerated vertebrae and replacement with a bone graft. A corpectomy is indicated in compression of the spinal cord leading to spinal stenosis or cervical myelopathy.

Are spreader grafts necessary?

Spreader grafts are very important to prevent midnasal collapse (also known as an internal nasal valve collapse or inverted V deformity). The dorsal aspect of the septum (the top or the bridge) is naturally wider than the portion below it, looking like a letter T. The wider part of the T holds the side walls apart.

Can spreader grafts move?

The reports show that spreader grafts and flaring sutures can move the dorsal border of the upper lateral cartilage in a lateral direction and have identical preventive effects on nasal airway resistance after rhinoplasty.

What is a butterfly graft?

The butterfly graft is a surgical technique to treat nasal obstruction that uses auricular conchal cartilage in reconstructing the internal nasal valve. The technique was originally described by Claus Walter1 in Germany in 1977 and later popularized by Clark and Cook2 in 2002.

What is Alar crease?

The alar crease (alar facial groove) is the junction between the nose and cheek and is an important landmark to be preserved in rhinoplasty surgery. A cephalically positioned alar facial junction will lead to a snarled appearance to the nose, while a caudally positioned alar facial junction can lead to alar hooding.