Longer term outcomes of biodegradable plates for maxillofacial surgery


Yesterday I looked at a systematic review of biodegradable plates for orthognathic surgery. One of the trials included in the review  (Buijs et al) had reported outcomes at 8 weeks. Recently the authors of that study have reported 2-year results (van Bakelen et al). The original aim of the study was to compare the clinical [read the full story…]

Surgical advancement of the maxilla in cleft lip and palate patients appears to show a moderate relapse rate in the horizontal plane and a high relapse rate in the vertical plane


More than 25% of patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) develop hyperplasia of the maxilla that requires surgical correction. This surgery is usual occurs in the final phase of their CLP treatment and is typically a Le Fort I osteotomy. The aim of this review was to assess the long term stability of this [read the full story…]