Until today, several standardized therapy methods for the surgical correction of craniofacial deformities were developed. In some severe cases, surgical distraction of syndromic craniofacial deformities is the method of choice to achieve the best possible functional and aesthetic result. During the last decade different devices for surgical distraction in the facial area were developed, but for all of them it remains difficult to determine the correct vectors. Additionally some devices show early loosening and unaesthetic scarring, especially in small children. For this a new external distraction device for distraction in Le Fort III level was developed in collaboration with KLS Martin Group. This device was successfully applied in a child with syndromic craniosynostosis.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Obwegeser
Jacobsen Christine, PD Dr. med. Dr. med. dent.