A. Michael Sadove

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Resorbable bone plates composed of a copolymer of polylactic and polyglycolic acids stabilized into position with metallic microscrews were used in the reconstruction of pediatric craniofacial deformities. In 100 patients between 4 and 15 months of age, a total of 912 resorbable plates were implanted over a 2 1/2-year period. Their application was simple(More)
This retrospective study summarizes experience with 135 secondary alveolar cleft bone graft procedures over 8 years. The overall success rate was 83.7%. The group of patients (n = 108) that had particulate cancellous bone and marrow obtained from the iliac crest as donor bone had an 89.8% success rate. The group (n = 27) that had calvarial bone as the donor(More)
The use of resorbable bone fixation devices composed of a copolymer of polyglycolic acid and polylactic acid were investigated in an animal model as well as in human application. We used resorbable plates and metallic microscrews in immature rabbits; plating of the coronal suture resulted in complete device resorption and increased interscrew distances(More)
Infants with complications of Pierre Robin sequence are at increased risk of airway obstruction and resultant hypoxia, cor pulmonale, failure to thrive, and cerebral impairment. In an effort to minimize such complications, patients with Pierre Robin sequence were examined prospectively by a multidisciplinary team using polysomnography and continuous(More)
The need to provide rigid bony fixation in the surgical treatment of craniofacial deformities has inspired an on-going evolution of surgical innovations and implants. Because of the young age of many treated craniosynostosis patients and the unique pattern of cranial vault growth, the extensive implantation of metal devices is potentially problematic. The(More)
Bone grafting of the alveolus is an essential step in the reconstruction of the orofacial cleft deformity. Secondary grafting with iliac marrow consistently produces trabecular bone to unify the maxilla and provide odontogenic support. It requires preoperative maxillary alignment, well designed mucoperiosteal flaps, and good oral hygiene to be optimally(More)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the historical origins of modern cephalometry. 2. Identify common landmark points on the lateral cephalogram. 3. Describe multiple common clinical uses for cephalometry. 4. Exhibit knowledge of developments in imaging and analysis alternatives. BACKGROUND(More)
The concept of biodegradable bone fixation devices, which provide sufficient rigidity to allow fracture healing and resorption thereafter, has significant appeal in cranio-maxillofacial trauma treatment; however, biodegradable bone fixation devices have not yet become available for clinical use in the craniofacial skeleton. This article reviews the(More)
On the basis of previous experimental work in young rabbits, modifications in the polymer fixation used (i.e., smaller plate size, change in ratio of polymer components) were studied for potential alleviation of known growth restriction in this model. Ten juvenile rabbits with metallic markers placed at the calvarial sutural junctions were plated across the(More)
A skeletal growth study evaluating an intraorbital tissue expander as a globe replacement in anophthalmos was conducted in an infant animal model. Twenty-one 21-day-old kittens were equally divided into the following three groups: a control, a unilaterally enucleated, and an enucleated-expanded group. Postoperative three-dimensional computed tomographic(More)