Reduction in morbidity after iliac crest bone harvesting: the concept of preemptive analgesia.

@article{Hoard1998ReductionIM,
  title={Reduction in morbidity after iliac crest bone harvesting: the concept of preemptive analgesia.},
  author={Martin A Hoard and Timothy J Bill and Ronna L. Campbell},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={448-51}
}
The technique of autologous iliac crest bone grafting is an important aspect in the treatment of patients with cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial disorders. In patients with cleft lip and palate, the alveolar bone graft creates a continuous maxillary arch, closes the oronasal fistula, provides bony support for facial soft tissue and teeth, and facilitates orthodontic movement of teeth. The anatomic and physiologic benefits of this and similar autologous bone graft procedures are… CONTINUE READING
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