Frank Heller

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A technique of harvesting bone grafts from the medial surface of the angle of the mandible during a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy procedure is described. In 20 patients who underwent mandibular setback for the correction of class III dentofacial deformities, bone grafts were harvested from the medial mandibular angle and used for simultaneous(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of severe trismus requires a combination of surgical release and postoperative rehabilitation; the latter is essential for preventing a relapse due to postoperative inactivity and scarring. Mouth-opening devices for this purpose are placed between or fixed to the teeth to keep the dental arches apart; but patients suffering from(More)
Infected full-thickness defects of the calvaria including the scalp, cranial bone, and dura mater, are often refractory to treatment and pose a difficult and urgent therapeutic problem for reconstructive surgeons. The authors report two cases in which successful reconstruction was achieved in one stage by using an anterolateral thigh fasciocutaneous flap.(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, the authors evaluated the long-term results after using anterior segmental osteotomy and distraction osteogenesis for the correction of sagittal maxillary deficiency associated with dental crowding. METHODS Six young adolescents (four boys and two girls) underwent surgery and distraction at a mean age of 11.2 years (range, 10 to(More)
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