During turbinoplasty with microdebrider, is the periosteum damaged or debrided along with the stromal tissue?
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Yes it is
Usually the goal of the microdebrider is used to take out the turbinate without causing major damage to surrounding structures. The turbinate has both a bony component and soft tissue component and the periosteum of the turbinate may be affected because the goal is to remove the turbinate or at least debulk it to help open the airway. Best of luck, MMT