Midface distraction osteogenesis in cleft patients: a case report.

We present a case of midface distraction in a bilateral cleft lip and palate patient. The patient was a 10-year-old who underwent a high LeFort I osteotomy followed by placement of the Rigid External Distraction halo. Distraction was commenced on the fifth postoperative day at a rate of 1 to 1.5 mm per day until a total of 17 mm of maxillary advancement had… CONTINUE READING