Author Topic: Craniofacial Osteotomies  (Read 2509 times)

Eroica

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Craniofacial Osteotomies
« on: June 17, 2012, 06:30:43 AM »
Here are the big ones:

Monobloc osteotomy - used to treat people with severe deficiencies of the midface and forehead. Involves the surgical seperation and advancement of the entire upper and midface.



Lefort III osteotomy - applicable in treating severe midface deficiencies, such as found in individuals with Crouzon syndrome



Needless to say, the results are often astounding.



stevek216

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Re: Craniofacial Osteotomies
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 06:17:56 AM »
Oh my god that's incredible.  Talk about invasive, but it's so amazing that people with that type of issue can finally walk around looking normal.  I feel guilty haha I bet either of them would have killed for most of our jaw issues rather than what they had.

Eroica

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Re: Craniofacial Osteotomies
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 11:29:37 AM »
Invasive is right. Blindness is a real risk when you advance the entire midfacial area outwards like this. The cuts are also close to major arteries. However, if I had such a major facial deformity, those would be risks I'd be willing to take in order to correct it.

Another impressive result:

http://www.drclauser.com/media/immagini/pix/Nuovi%20casi/Immagine1weswqe.jpg

stevek216

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Re: Craniofacial Osteotomies
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 11:41:00 AM »
Definitely.  I can't even imagine what it would be like to have such an underdeveloped skull.

stevek216

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Re: Craniofacial Osteotomies
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 07:23:20 PM »
Oh I had seen that one as well! Amazing change.

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Re: Craniofacial Osteotomies
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 07:56:39 AM »
How do I convince my surgeon to perform monobloc on me?