Cleft - Ultimate Treatment
HISTORY of the CLINIC The first author was one of the first three Directors for the International Cleft Lip and Palate and Cranio-maxillofacial Surgery Training Fellowship Program designated by the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IAOMS). In the year 2000, the International Cleft Lip & Palate Foundation (ICPF) rated the Pretoria Clinic as “A Centre of Excellence”
Description of the Deformity The term “facial cleft deformity” comprises cleft lip and palate deformities, as well as clefts involving other facial structures not associated with a cleft lip or palate.
Referral and Case Numbers The University of Pretoria in conjunction with The Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, represent the largest Facial Cleft clinic in Africa. It serves patients from all over South Africa, as well as from Namibia and Botswana as a reference centre. Furthermore, it receives some patients from Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Egypt, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, Uganda, USA and China. For more than 30 years, more than 4000 patients suffering from cleft lip and palate, cranio-maxillo-facial cleft deformities and speech problems have been treated and fully documented. As such, more than 8000 primary surgical and more than 5000 secondary interventions were performed.
Book: Cleft Ultimate Treatment -- Oro-facial and Cranio-maxillo-facial Deformities (Second Edition) Authors: Dr. Kurt Butow and Dr. Roger Z...