What is the difference between osteotomies and infracture/outfracture of turbinates for nasal surgery?
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The difference between osteotomy of the nasal bones and out-fracture of turbinates
Out-fracturing of the inferior turbinates is performed on the inside of the nose, to improve airflow dynamics through the nose when the turbinates are enlarged and blocking air flow.
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Turbinates are pieces of bone deeper inside the nose that are covered with tissue that can swell in response to allergens or irritants. Outfracturing or trimming turbinates is often done at the same time as rhinoplasty to help improve breathing. Best of luck.
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