Hemi transfixion incision

A hemi-transfixion incision is an incision on one side of the septum used to perform a septoplasty or to obtain cartilage for cartilage grafting.

Unlike a full incision transfixion, a hemi-transfixion doesn’t go through the full membranous septum. Therefore, it affects the support of the tip much less than a full transfixion incision.