Advancement of maxillary anterior segment by distraction osteogenesis for severe maxillary retrusion in cleft lip and palate.

@article{Gao2014AdvancementOM,
  title={Advancement of maxillary anterior segment by distraction osteogenesis for severe maxillary retrusion in cleft lip and palate.},
  author={Feng Gao and Minlie Yang and Zhenmin Zhao and Xiaomei Sun and Ningbei Yin and Yongqian Wang and Tao Song and Haidong Li and Di Wu and Jiapeng Yin and Yi-mei Cao and Haizhou Tong},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={500-5}
}
BACKGROUND Maxillary anterior segmental distraction osteogenesis (MASDO) is a recently used method for correction of severe maxillary retrusion in cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients. In this article, we evaluated the feasibility of MASDO using rigid external distraction (RED) and rapid orthodontic tooth movement to correct severe maxillary retrusion in CLP patients. METHODS Fourteen male and five female complete CLP patients between the ages of 18 and 22 years (mean age 19.7 years) at the… CONTINUE READING