Cleft-orthognathic surgery

Jeffrey C. Posnick, Paul S. Tiwana

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The child born with cleft lip and palate requires individualized care within the context of a treatment plan that includes a thoughtful staged reconstruction.Cleft reconstruction should be carried out effectively to prevent exhaustion of the family''s energy and resources and to limit secondary iatrogenic deformities [1-10].When the clefted upper jaw grows poorly, the primary skeletal deformity is characterized by a flat/retrusive appearance of the midface and Angle Class III malocclusion (Figs. 26.1-26.4). Our goal for all children born with a cleft lip and palate is for them to reach adolescence with normal function and without negative attention being drawn to their original malformation [11-21].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCleft Lip and Palate
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540234098, 9783540234098
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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