Odp Essay

When you are patient in a medical facility you are placed in a vulnerable position in relation to medical staff. The medical staff have a legal duty to receive you informed consent for all procedures performed. The medical staff has a legal duty to respect your choice when receiving treatment.

Johns nasal septum became bent due to an injury sustained during a rugby match, although the nose healed he still had problems after the nose had healed after the break. He visited his gp who referred him to an ent specialist, during this time the surgeon placed a small piece of paper under each nostril to test the airflow in and out of the nasal passages. Also a camera was used to look up the patients nose. Once the information was gathered the specialist suggested john a Septoplasty operation the nasal septum is a thin sheet of cartilage and bone inside the nose separating the right and left side. It can be bent from an injury to the nose or sometimes is just formed with a deviation. If it is persistently causing nasal blockage it can be straightened with an operation under a general anaesthetic.
The goal of the surgery is to straighten out the nasal septum, to relieve obstructions, or other problems related to the deviation of the septum.
The septum is the structure that separates the right and left nostrils in the nose. It is made up of cartilage (a rubber-like firm but bendy sheet) at the front and bone further back and is covered in mucosa (like the inner lining of your cheek). The septum is important in maintaining the shape of your nose.
It can be bent or buckled inside the nose even though the nose itself may look straight to an observer and may have always been bent or may have been damaged by the nose being knocked at some stage. This can cause symptoms of blockage of one or both nostrils and inflammation within the nose, which in turn can cause mucus and nasal drip.

Turbinate surgery –
The turbinates are three fleshy shelves on the...