Functional treatment of craniosynostoses during childhood.

  title={Functional treatment of craniosynostoses during childhood.},
  author={Ulrich Joos},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={36 2},
  • Ulrich Joos
  • Published 1998 in
    The British journal of oral & maxillofacial…
The aim of this article was to present a treatment strategy for complex craniosynostoses, such as Apert syndrome and Crouzon's disease, based on the author's experience of over 16 years. The most favourable results of primary decompression have been achieved by the radical osteoclastic procedure described by Powiertowski. Subsequent frontal advancement and Le Fort III osteotomy are necessary in these patients when they reach 6-10 years of age. Orthopaedic treatment with a Delaire mask should be… CONTINUE READING