Modification of periporal stiffness in children with repaired cleft lip and palate

S M Barlow, C-A Trotman, S-Y Chu, Jae Hoon Lee

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To measure and compare the perioral stiffness among three groups of pediatric subjects: a group of patients with a repaired cleft lip (and palate) who had a secondary lip revision surgery (revision), another group of patients with repaired cleft lip (and palate) who did not have secondary surgery (nonrevision), and a group of noncleft "normal" patients (noncleft). DESIGN: A parallel, three-group, nonrandomized clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 16 patients with repaired cleft lip/palate who did not have lip revision, 13 patients with repaired cleft lip/palate who had lip revision surgery and were tested at 18 to 24 months postsurgery, and 27 noncleft patients. ANALYSIS: Nonparticipatory perioral stiffness was sampled using a recently developed face-referenced measurement technology known as OroSTIFF. Perioral stiffness, derived as a quotient from resultant force and interangle lip span, was modeled with multilevel regression techniques. Real-time calculation of the pe
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-529
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
StatePublished - 2012

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