Inter J Stomatol ›› 2013, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (1): 132-134.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2013.01.034

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Relationship between alveolar cleft bone grafting and facial skeletal growth

Shao Qinghua, Chen Zhenqi.   

  1. Dept. of Orthodontics, The Ninth People’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200011, China; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai 200011, China
  • Received:2012-01-12 Revised:2012-09-15 Online:2013-01-01 Published:2013-01-01


Bone grafting of alveolar cleft is an essential step in the sequential management of patients with clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. There is little agreement on the optimal time, which includes primary bone grafting and secondary bone grafting. This is caused by the effects of alveolar bone grafting in different times on facial skeletal growth. This article described the sources of bone graft as well as the relationship between bone grafting and facial skeletal growth from the two bone graft timing.

Key words: alveolar cleft, bone grafting, facial skeletal growth

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