Preoperative planning with simulation

Symmetry through optimized cutting

docq RPE

One risk of rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is that the face may be asymmetrically widened by the distractor. Simulation-based optimization can aim the surgical incision to reduce the risk of asymmetric opening. Medical device manufacturers of distractors can use this process to add value to their product by providing an additional service.

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Solution approach of the IPS RPE

Asymmetric shift

through symmetric mobilization

(equal cutting lengths left/right)


Symmetric shift

through individualized mobilization

(cutting length adjusted left/right)

docq RPE at a glance

Target: Symmetry improvement through optimization of incision

Partner: Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH, KLS Martin

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