Long Term Results of the Secondary Bone Grafting in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate (uclp) Patients in Riga Cleft Lip and Palate Centre

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of the secondary bone grafting in UCLP patients performed in Riga Cleft Center 2000 to 2019. Methods. Data were collected from the medical records, x-rays, photos and casts. The results were analyzed with respect to the height of the bone in grafted area as described by Lilja et al. and the space closure in the dental arch mainly. Results. Out of 90 operated patients, 76 (47 male and 27 female) patients were followed. The average age of the patients at bone grafting was 10.00 years (range 6.9 - 30.3).The intra-oral radiographic observation period was 7.9month (range 5month to 2.11years). The primary healing was observed in 73 (96.06%) patients while wound dehiscence occurred in 3 (3.94%) patients, no total resorption were recorded. Eighty eight percent of our patients had alveolar bony height between the teeth bordering the former cleft more than 75% of the normal height of the alveolar process. The cleft space in the dental arch has been closed (or planned) by orthodontic means in 89% cases and by prosthodontics - 11%. Conclusions. Long term results of bone grafting showed high rate of success. In most of our patients (89%) gap of alveolar arch was closed by orthodontic means. When lateral incisor was present in the cleft area, space closure might be achieved orthodontically in all patients.
Period12 Jul 2022
Event title14th International Congress of Cleft Lip, Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies (CLEFT)
Event typeCongress
Conference number14
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational