Ellen Wen-Ching Ko

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PURPOSE The aims of the present study were to delineate the characteristic patterns of 3-dimensional (3D) mandibular movement in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion compared with normal individuals and to investigate the longitudinal changes in mandible and condylar motion after orthognathic surgery (OGS). PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects in(More)
The purpose of this study was to use three-dimensional imaging methods to measure the palatal surface of unrepaired cleft patients. The surface area of the palate was defined and measured on three-dimensional computed tomography images of dental plaster models in four different groups of cleft patients at 3 months of age. There were 30 unilateral complete(More)
PURPOSE Displacement of the mandibular proximal segments is inevitable in surgical correction of the asymmetric mandible. The aim of the present study was to assess the outcomes of jaw motion analysis (JMA) in relation to the changes in the mandibular proximal segments after orthognathic surgery (OGS). PATIENTS AND METHODS The present retrospective cohort(More)
SUMMARY Although nasoalveolar molding is commonly performed before cleft lip surgery, customized palatal plate availability is limited for patients far from a hospital. This case report describes a preformed extraoral nasoalveolar molding (PENAM) appliance and treatment approach for presurgical nasoalveolar molding in newborns with complete unilateral cleft(More)
Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a useful procedure for treating midface hypoplasia. The external distraction system has the advantage of allowing modification of the distraction vector during the activation period. This system needs an intraoral splint for the anchorage points. The intraoral splint has an important role in conducting the(More)
The purposes of the present investigation were to: 1)locate the instantaneous rotation center of mandible autorotation during maxillary surgical impaction; 2) identify the discrepancies between the resultant mandibular position following by maxillary surgical impaction and presurgical predictions, which use the radiographic condylar center as the rotation(More)
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