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Infracturing is a type of surgery that involves breaking and
repositioning one of the bones within the nose (inferior turbinate) to help
blocked tear duct. This procedure may be done if the
nose structure is pressing against and blocking the lower end of the tear
The procedure is done in the hospital using
general anesthesia. The person stays in the hospital 1
to 3 hours after surgery so that she or he can be watched for complications. No
incision is made on the outside of the nose.
Risks from infracturing include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerChristopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of:
May 4, 2017
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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