Morbidity of iliac crest donor site in cleft lip and palate infants

Morbidity of iliac crest donor site in cleft lip and palate infants The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term morbidity associated with iliac crest bone harvesting at the age of 3–6 months. This bone was taken for early bony reconstruction in alveolar clefts. In 40 patients with an average follow-up of 6 years, no problems were noted by the parents. In 11 patients randomly subjected to clinical examination, muscle testing, joint mobility measurements, and gait analysis, there were no complications or abnormalities of any kind. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Morbidity of iliac crest donor site in cleft lip and palate infants

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380000190
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term morbidity associated with iliac crest bone harvesting at the age of 3–6 months. This bone was taken for early bony reconstruction in alveolar clefts. In 40 patients with an average follow-up of 6 years, no problems were noted by the parents. In 11 patients randomly subjected to clinical examination, muscle testing, joint mobility measurements, and gait analysis, there were no complications or abnormalities of any kind.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2000

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