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US3426751A
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    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
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Feb. 11, 1969 M. G. RADEWAN 3,426,751

POST-OPERATIVE NOSE STENT Filed Jan. 5/ 1967 INVENTOR EHg-A MILTON Ci. EADEWAN ma n gmwiak um wmb AITORNEYS United States Patent 3 Claims This invention pertains in general to surgical splints, and more particularly to a stent to be utilized post-operatively on rhinoplasty patient.

The currently utilized dressing for post-operative rhinoplasty patients is generally considered inferior due to the numerous difiiculties encountered in properly utilizing these dressings. For example, the dental mold compound appears to have a weight which is excessively heavy for a newly operated upon nose, and because of this, the dental compound applies excessive pressure to the nose. If the compound is applied very thinly to the nose, it tends to buckle away and to be ineffective. And if, in fact, the compound is applied of sufficient thickness to form a proper stent, it applies too much pressure upon the nose. The commonly used aluminum stent has always been difficult to shape properly without putting undue pressure upon certain areas of the nose and it is also difficult to get a proper fit utilizing the aluminum stent.

Therefore, it is a provision of the present invention to provide a stent to be utilized post-operatively on rhinoplasty patients which is extremely easy to use and which permits the application of varying pressures upon the nose to correspond with the needs of the patient.

Another object of the present invention is the provision of a stent to be utilized post-operatively on rhinoplasty patients which not only holds the nasal structure in position, but also applies pressure against the nasal packing to reduce post-operative edema and post-operative hemorrhaging.

A still further object of the present invention is the provision of a stent which eliminates the need for extensive narrowing stitches in the nose by pulling the cheek tissues toward the nose with the help of a securing member which engages the present stent and holds it aifixed to the cheek tissues.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a stent which is easily manufactured and which may be marketed at a comparatively low price for use with rhinoplastypatients.

Other objects, advantages and capabilities of the invention will become apparent from the following descrip tion, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings showing only a preferred embodiment of the invention.

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FIGURE 1 is a front elevation view of a rhinoplasty patient whose nose is shown taped and bandaged after rhinoplasty, but before applying the invention;

FIGURE 2 discloses a front elevation view of a rhinoplasty patient with the splints held in place upon the nose;

FIGURE 3 shows a front elevation view of a rhinoplasty patient having the stent placed in operative position upon the nose;

FIGURE 4 is a horizontal section view taken along lines 4-4 of FIGURE 3; and

FIGURE 5 discloses the stent of the present invention and the necessary paraphernalia which is utilized with the invention to hold the nose in proper condition.

Referring to the drawings wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several figures, the nose stent to be utilized with rhinoplasty patients is indicated generally by the numeral 11. It is anticipated that the stent 11 will generally be made in standard shapes and sizes; however, because of varying nose structures, it should be apparent that the stent will at times be either enlarged, or made smaller to more adequately form the nose to the desired configuration. In any even, the stent will conform to the overall configuration herein shown.

Generally, the stent 11 will be manufactured of resilient spring steel and formed in a stylized U shaped configuration wherein the legs 12 of the stent bend outwardly in relation to the interior of the U and then subsequently terminate in a sharply bent outwardly disposed curl hook 13. It is within the intermediate leg 14 wherein the legs of the U shaped stent bend outwardly that normally engage the nose of the patient to form the operating surfaces of the stent which hold the nose in its proper shape.

In utilizing the present invention the rhinoplasty patient generally has his nose bandaged with adhesive tape 15 after the surgery and such bandaging is shown in FIG- URE 1. Once the nose has been taped, a pair of splints 16 are placed on opposing sides of the nose to help maintain the nose in its fixed position. It is anticipated that the splints 16 may be of any common thin construction such as a tongue depressor cut to the desired length. It is relatively unimportant how the splints 16 are made so long as they are rigid and of suflicient length to accomplish the intended purpose. To hold the splints 16 in proper position until the stent 11 is placed upon the nose, there is provided a suitable strip 15a of adhesive tape which encompasses the splints 16 and continues on to adhesively secure to the facial tissues of the patient.

At this point a pair of adhesive members 15b are pro vided with an aperture 17 in one end thereof which is adapted to be inserted over the curl hook 13. The free ends of the tape member 15b are then secured to the facial tissues of the patient in such a manner that the stent is suitably spread a suflicient distance to fit over the splints 16 so that the stent will exert a return pressure upon the tape members 15b to pull the cheek tissues toward the nose thus eliminating the need for extensive narrowing stitches. In addition, the tape members 15b are positioned that if there is a tendency for the nose to lean to one side of the face or the other, this can be relieved by exerting more pressure upon one side of the stent than upon the other side by proper positioning of the tape members 15b. In addition, the complete composite pressure of the stent upon the nose may be varied to provide a very comfortable apparatus for the patient.

As can be seen from the present invention, a postoperative nose stent is shown which may be used upon a variety of patients, and yet may be maintained within the very limited number of standard sizes which are suitably aflixed to the patients nose to give a form fit which has not been available with the prior art devices.

While I have particularly shown and described one particular embodiment of the invention, it is distinctly understood that the invention is not limited thereto but that modifications may be made within the scope of the invention and such variations as are covered by the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. A post-operative stent for rhinoplasty patients adapted to be mounted upon the patients nose comprising a substantially U shaped leaf spring member having two legs interconnected by an arcuate member to thereby form the U shaped spring member, each leg having one freely disposed end, an intermediate portion on each leg disposed between the arcuate member and the freely disposed end, the intermediate portions having a concave curvature that flares the freely disposed ends outwardly from one another, the intermediate portions normally being positioned immediately adjacent the patients nose in flanking relation thereto, means integral with the freely disposed ends to secure the spring member to the patient.

2. A post-operative stent for rhinoplasty patients adapted to be mounted upon the patients nose as set forth in claim 1, wherein the means integral with the freely disposed ends to secure the spring member to the patient comprises a curl hook on each end to which securing means are adapted to be attached for holding the spring member in operative position, the curl hook being an extension of the leg which bends sharply outwardly and rearwardly to form the book.

3. A post-operative cast for rhinoplasty patients adapted to be mounted upon the patients nose comprising in combination an elongated splint means mounted in flanking relation upon the patients nose, a substantially U shaped leaf spring member having two legs interconnected by an arcuate member to thereby form the U shaped spring member, each leg having one freely disposed end, an intermediate portion on each leg disposed References Cited FOREIGN PATENTS 1899 Great Britain. 3/1947 France.

L. W. TRAPP, Primary Examiner.

US. Cl. X.R. 128325

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1. A POST-OPERATIVE STENT OR RHINOPLASTY PATIENTS ADAPTED TO BE MOUNTED UPON THE PATIENT''S NOSE COMPRISING A SUBSTANTIALLY U SHAPED LEAF SPRING MEMBER HAVING TWO LEGS INTERCONNECTED BY AN ARCUATE MEMBER TO THEREBY FORM THE U SHAPED SPRING MEMBER, EACH LEG HAVING ONE FREELY DISPOSED END, AN INTERMEDIATE PORTION ON EACH LEG DISPOSED BETWEEN THE ARCUATE MEMBER AND THE FREELY DISPOSED END, THE INTERMEDIATE PORTIONS HAVING A CONCAVE CURVATURE THAT FLARES THE FREELY DISPOSED ENDS OUTWARDLY FROM ONE ANOTHER, THE INTERMEDIATE PORTIONS NORMALLY BEING POSITIONED IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT THE PATIENT''S NOSE IN FLANKING RELATION THERETO, MEANS INTEGRAL WITH THE FREELY DISPOSED ENDS TO SECURE THE SPRING MEMBER TO THE PATIENT.
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