Nasser Nadjmi

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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)
PURPOSE The purpose of this investigation was to test the hypothesis that the mandible rotates around the same point during maxillary impaction surgery as during initial jaw opening. This point, called the center of mandibular autorotation (CAR), could then be used to predict mandibular position and to decide whether only maxillary impaction would be needed(More)
PURPOSE This study discusses the rationale, modifications, and complications of an osteotomy technique used to increase malar projection. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy "sandwich" zygomatic osteotomies were performed in a 6-year period. Hydroxyapatite (HA) blocks were used to stabilize the anterolateral rotation of the zygomatic body in 44 osteotomies,(More)
BACKGROUND As the upper airway is the most important limiting factor for the deposition of inhalation medication in the lower airways, it is interesting to assess how its morphology varies between different postures. The goal of this study is to compare the upper airway morphology and functionality of healthy volunteers in the upright and supine positions(More)
Accurate preoperative planning is mandatory for orthognathic surgery. One of the most important aims of this planning process is obtaining good postoperative dental occlusion. Recently, 3D image-based planning systems have been introduced that enable a surgeon to define different osteotomy planes preoperatively and to assess the result of moving different(More)
A 13-week-old boy with bilateral complete cleft lip and palate is presented. He had three attempted repairs of his lip elsewhere over a period of four weeks, and all of these broke down. Consequently, a substantial amount of his prolabium became necrotic. After a preoperative orthodontic realignment of the cleft segments, a secondary lip/nose repair was(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 To correct dentofacial deformities, a combination of orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery is needed. Prediction software packages are beneficial in treatment planning and achieving improved outcomes, but before using any software, its reliability and reproducibility must be assessed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy(More)
Despite a possible risk of donor site morbidity, autogenous bone grafting is considered the gold standard treatment for human alveolar cleft defect. Tissue engineering methods have recently been investigated with the aim of minimizing donor site morbidities. Here we systematically review the various tissue engineering methods applied to human alveolar cleft(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)