Auto-spreader technique Vs. Spreader grafts
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Autospreader grafts vs regular spreader grafts.
- auto spreader grafts are more powerful at internal nasal valve opening because bending the cartilage inward results in a spring-like effect that pushes the lateral wall out
- breathing was noticeably better and improved earlier in the postoperative period after autospreader graft use.
- some patients, however, complained that their noses were too wide in the midnasal area (area of the valve) when autospreader grafts were used.
- auto spreader grafts did not close the open
roof following dorsal hump reduction.
Today, I mainly use conventional spreader grafts and resort to autospreader grafts in rare cases.
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I would not recommend choosing a surgeon based solely on which type of spreader graft they use. I am sure there are patients who could benefit equally from either approach as well as those who could benefit from one more than the other.
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The difference between auto spreader grafts and spreader grafts ?
It stood the test of time. Besides nothing is 100% perfect. This comes technique comes close, if executed correctly.
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Nasal valve Collapse and Spreader Grafts
This is an area where I have considerable interest as I do research in nasal valve collapse. It is a complicated and controversial answer to your question. Many surgeons will swear by their technique, however in the end both have benefits and weaknesses. I use standard spreader grafts as I feel I have more control over the amount of "spread" I can achieve. As mentioned below, you need tall lateral cartilages to do an autospreader, so in some people it is not possible.
Regardless of the technique, they both achieve a similar result.
Dr James Bonaparte
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