Rapid palatal expansion: the role of microcirculation
- Autori: Bilello, G; Currò, G; Messina, P; Scardina, G
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2015
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/381429
Transverse palate modifications fall under expansive orthopedic therapy of the upper maxilla. The only practical approach to the problem on the transverse plane is that of performing the expansion of the maxillary arch through an opening of the median palatal suture. It is important to understand the changes of the vascular network in midpalatal suture following the starting of rapid maxillary expansion. It is critical to maintain the blood supply and circulation for the osteogenesis and bone remodeling after the expansion. The aim of this research was to evaluate the effects of rapid orthopedic expansion (REP) at the microcirculatory level through capillaroscopic examination.