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Direct skeletal traction for Le Fort I halo distraction replacing an intraoral dental splint and connecting traction hook.
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PMID:  15385769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To obviate dental inconveniences after Le Fort I halo distraction using an intraoral dental splint and connecting traction hook, the authors initiated direct skeletal traction using an traction wire at the parapyriformis buttress area. Halo distraction using this procedure was conducted for 11 cleft lip and palate patients (age range, 13-21 years; 6 females and 5 males). Distraction amount ranged from 11 to 15 mm. A satisfactory occlusion was obtained in all patients. All 11 patients complained of pain during the distraction period, but it was controlled by regular oral intake of the usual amount of analgesics. No other particular complications were encountered during the postoperative follow-up of 8 to 18 months. This form of direct skeletal traction proves effective for Le Fort I halo distraction.
Kaneshige Satoh; Nobuyuki Mitsukawa; Kohichi Kadomatsu; Yasuyoshi Tosa; Yoshiaki Hosaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0148-7043     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-23     Completed Date:  2005-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Showa University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cephalometry / methods
Maxillofacial Abnormalities / surgery*
Osteogenesis, Distraction / methods*
Osteotomy, Le Fort / methods*
Periodontal Splints*
Postoperative Care
Preoperative Care
Traction / methods*

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