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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2016, Issue 2

Flores GRA, Hernández CJR, Muruaga LA
Alveolar bone transport in lip and cleft palate
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2016; 12 (2)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 57-62
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The closure of a wide fistulae or alveolar cleft in patients with CLP sequelae are a challenge in the mutual management of the orthodontist and the surgeon. This is because of the difficult in accomplish a complete closure due to the need of soft tissue expansion and the big volume of bone graft required. Patients with CLP sequelae with the necessity of a late secondary bone graft, that is to say patients older than 12 years of age, have as feature, loss of osseous support of the teeth adjacent to the cleft, besides of the morbidity increase. This article proposes the alveolar bone transport, promoting an osteoconduction zone in the alveolar cleft across the segment transported, with its consequent soft tissue expansion in patients with wide alveolar cleft and complete secondary dentition. In this method of bone transportation, the bone is distracted to the defect direction, through a bone osteotomy adjacent to the defect, having as advantage of this method the simultaneous distraction of the adjacent soft tissue.

Key words: Alveolar distraction, late secondary grafting, bone transportation.

>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2016, Issue 2
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