Implant fracture in Medpor ear reconstruction can occur at any time. It can be very subtle and would present with a change in shape and definition. One would be able to detect an implant facture by being able to mobilize the two segments together.
Most implant exposures occur within 4 months of the ear reconstruction. An impeding exposure or an early exposure are early complications that require immediate attention to salvage the Medpor ear reconstruction without needing to redo the entire procedure.
There is a large misconception that all patients with Pierre Robin Sequence have a Cleft Palate. They don’t.
Pierre Robin sequence was described in the late 1920s by a french stomatologist living in Paris, Dr. Pierre Robin. The original triad described by Dr.
Craniosynostosis refers to a premature closure of cranial suture(s). Its incidence ranges from 1/1,800 to 1/2,500 live births. I can either be isolated or involve multiple suture. It is also classified as Non-syndromic vs. Syndromic.