Surgical acrylic guide for distractor positioning.

Baykul T., Aydin M. A. , Findik Y.

International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery, cilt.43, sa.6, ss.739-41, 2014 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijom.2014.01.005
  • Dergi Adı: International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.739-41


Internal maxillary distraction with the Le Fort I osteotomy is a technique that can provide simultaneous skeletal advancement and gradual expansion of the soft tissue. For calibrating the vectors of the internal distractors and transferring the desired vectors to the patient, surgical guides may be fabricated before surgery on a stereolithographic model. The anterior nasal spine may be used as a critical anatomical landmark for applying this type of surgical guide.