Since the auricle projects from the surface of the body, a variety of methods is available for protecting it after plastic surgery, such as applying multiple layers of gauze or a rubber sponge. In addition, ready- made products are also sold for specific purposes. However, they may be time- consuming to buy and sometimes do not protect the auricle sufficiently. The biggest problem associated with their use, however, is high cost. We therefore use semi-transparent plastic bowls that are commercially available as containers for jelly or pudding to make auricular protectors. We report on how to make this type of protector and its clinical application.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-1997|
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