In the field of maxillofacial surgery, there is a huge demand from surgeons to be able to pre-operatively predict the new facial outlook after surgery. Besides the big interest for the surgeon during the planning, it is also an essential tool to improve the communication between the surgeon and his patient. In this work, we compare the usage of four… (More)
Maxillofacial surgery treats abnormalities of the skeleton of the head. Skull remodelling implies osteotomies, bone fragment repositioning, restoration of bone defects and inserting implants. In this field there is a huge demand from the surgeons to be able to predict the new facial outlook after surgery. Besides the big interests for the surgeon during… (More)
INTRODUCTION This work was conducted to evaluate a new maxillary distractor with an activating system introduced into the maxilary sinus. PATIENTS AND METHOD Fourteen patients age 8 to 55 Years with severe maxillary and midfacial hypoplasia were treated in our center. A trans-sinusoidal maxillary distractor (TS-MD, developed by Dr. N. Nadjmi in… (More)
BACKGROUND The optimal time to create symmetry in a cleft lip is during primary repair; a secondary effort later is more difficult due to potential scarring and possible tissue deficiency of the repaired cleft lip. A plethora of methods for secondary correction have been described that have the goal of constructing the philtral column, ameliorating bad scar… (More)
INTRODUCTION Postoperative flattening of the upper lip with loss of lip pout and down turning of the corners of the mouth is often seen after Le Fort I surgery. We aim to determine which facial muscles are involved in this phenomenon to update the literature on this subject. METHODS In 6 cadavers, a unilateral Le Fort I incision was executed. After… (More)
In this technical note we share our experience of mandibular midline distraction, a powerful tool in orthognathic surgery. The use of a tooth-borne distractor and a minimally invasive surgical procedure to perform the midline osteotomy is discussed.
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of 3D soft tissue predictions generated by a computer-aided maxillofacial planning system in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty patients with dentofacial dysmorphosis were treated with orthognathic surgery after a preoperative orthodontic treatment. Fourteen… (More)
The trans-sinusoidal maxillary distractor (TS-MD) was used to achieve maxillary advancement in three patients with repaired cleft lip and palate. After preoperative computer-aided planning of the distraction vectors, each TS-MD was bent on a stereolithographic model of the maxilla of the patient. The devices were intraoperatively positioned using a… (More)