Sunday, May 15, 2016

The sniffle ridge design in bilateral cleft lip surgery

The sniffle ridge is a key component of bilateral cleft lip design.

A straightforward way is to measure the prolabial skin flap and  after the initial white line placement sutures following muscle approximation,the ridge is designed:

The lateral suture is superficial wheras a bigger bite is taken at the medial prolabial flap end.
This creates the desired sniffle ridge.

Bon chance with the new smiles.

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