Septoplasty is a procedure to straighten a deviated septum. The septum is a bone-and-cartilage partition separating the two chambers of the nose. It can handle a substantial amount of force; however, a tremendous force can lead to fracture, resulting in the deviation of the septum. A deviated septum can lead to nasal obstruction. Read more: Is Septoplasty a Major Surgery? Article
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A deviate septum is a condition that may require surgery. With a deviated septum, the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity of the nose in half (nasal septum) is significantly off-center or crooked. The causes of a deviated septum can be congenital, or develop after a trauma or injury to the nose. Symptoms of a deviated septum include: nasal congestion, recurrent sinus infections, nosebleeds, headache, facial pain, postnasal drip, snoring, and loud breathing. A deviated septum can be relieved with medications and, if necessary, a surgery called septoplasty.