Maxillary distraction osteogenesis in cleft lip and palate cases with midface hypoplasia using rigid external distractor: an alternative technique.

@article{Dua2014MaxillaryDO,
  title={Maxillary distraction osteogenesis in cleft lip and palate cases with midface hypoplasia using rigid external distractor: an alternative technique.},
  author={Gaurav Dua and Andrews Navin Kumar and Indranil Deb Roy and Supriyo Roy},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={746-51}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with operated cleft lip and palate present with a problem of midface hypoplasia, and such patients have been traditionally treated with orthognathic surgery. Such a procedure has its own limitations of relapse and hence a newer modality of distraction osteogenesis with histiogenesis can be chosen to overcome such limitations for midfacial advancement. The purpose of this study is to evaluate an alternative technique and its postoperative stability in maxillary distraction… CONTINUE READING
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