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Facial Bipartition Distraction

  • Aina V. H. Greig
  • David J. Dunaway
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Abstract

Bipartition distraction is a novel procedure combining frontofacial bipartition and monobloc distraction. Apert syndrome and other syndromic craniofacial dysostoses are often characterised by hypertelorism, with a negative canthal axis and counter-rotated orbits. Central midface hypoplasia can result in a biconcave face in both midsagittal and axial planes. Bipartition distraction is an effective procedure to differentially advance the central face in Apert syndrome and improves both function and aesthetics.

Keywords

Apert syndrome RED frame Distraction osteogenesis Bipartition distraction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant Plastic SurgeonGuy’s and St Thomas’ NHS TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Department of Craniofacial SurgeryGreat Ormond Street HospitalLondonUK

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