The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Short Communications

Manipulation of fractured nose using mallet and champagne cork

M Rollina1 c1, N De Zoysaa1 and G Mochloulisa1

a1 Department of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK


We describe an alternative method of manipulating fractured nasal bones using a surgical mallet and a champagne cork. This method enables accurate fracture reduction with minimal skin trauma, by affording the surgeon a high level of control. This method may be applied successfully to late-presenting fractures.

(Accepted May 12 2010)

(Online publication October 12 2010)


c1 Address for correspondence: Mr Matthew Rollin, SpR in ENT Surgery, Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage SG1 4AB, UK E-mail:

Mr M Rollin takes responsibility for the integrity of the content of the paper

Competing interests: None declared