Controlled central advancement of the midface after Le Fort III osteotomy by a 3-point skeletal anchorage

  • A 3-point skeletal anchorage with taping screws for distraction osteogenesis after a Le Fort III osteotomy was applied for the first time in a severely mentally impaired patient where intraoral devices had to be avoided. All 3-force application points included the center of resistance, which allowed an optimal control on the resulting moment. A novel device for skeletal long-term retention into the nasal dorsum prevented a relapse, whereas adjustment of the midface position was observed. Fusioned three-dimensional computed tomography analysis revealed real movements not accessible by a conventional cephalometry.

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Author:J.C. Roldán, A. Moralis, Sebastian DendorferORCiD, J. Witte, C. Reicheneder
Parent Title (English):The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2011
Release Date:2020/05/12
Tag:Le Fort III; anchorage; distraction; three-dimensional computed tomography analysis; vector
GND Keyword:Mund-Kiefer-Gesichts-Chirurgie; Distraktion; Knochenbildung; Osteotomie; Dreidimensionale Bildverarbeitung; Computertomografie
First Page:2384
Last Page:2386
Institutes:Fakultät Maschinenbau
Fakultät Maschinenbau / Labor Biofluidmechanik
research focus:Lebenswissenschaften und Ethik
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