Pre-orthopedic appliance with pins used in alignment of maxillary segments in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate

Luis González García, Erika González Rodríguez, Manuel Yudovich Burak, María de la Paz Aguilar Saavedra, Salvador García López, Rosina E. Villanueva Arriaga


The present article describes an orthopedic appliance with pins used in the pre-surgical treatment of fully fi ssured unilateral cleft lip and palate before lip reparation. This appliance was designed with the aim of transversally correct palatal segments in the posterior area, align the smaller segment in the anterior section towards the facial midline, and decrease the cleft located near the lip so as to improve the shape of the nasal base fl oor and avoid later surgical compensations of the soft tissues.

Palabras clave

Unilateral cleft palate, lip reparation, pre-surgical orthopedics

Texto completo:




Esp. Daniela Carmona Ruiz

Tel. (55) 5623 22 07

ISSN: 1870-199X