Effects of palatine bone denudation repair with periosteal graft on maxillary growth: An experimental study in rats


Barutca S. A. , Aksan T., Uscetin I., Sahin D., Akan M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.42, no.1, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcms.2013.02.008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Background: The long-term goal of cleft palate repair is to provide normal maxillary growth and speech capacity. However, most surgical repairs of cleft palate result in areas of bone denudation on lateral aspects of the hard palate. It is widely acknowledged that palatal bone denudation and subsequent scar contracture resulting from cleft palate surgery can inhibit maxillary growth.