Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis: modification of the intraoral splint in the rigid external distraction.


Le Fort III distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a useful procedure for treating midface hypoplasia. The external distraction system has the advantage of allowing modification of the distraction vector during the activation period. This system needs an intraoral splint for the anchorage points. The intraoral splint has an important role in conducting the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31824dbf8e