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The majority of our patients are children who are born with congenital anomalies. They’re born with facial defects. The most common that we see, across the board, is cleft lip and palate. And then we see a lot of patients with what we call acquired deformities — acute fractures are very common, patients who get punched, or fall off their bicycle, or get hit with a hockey stick.
In the past, to achieve a certain result may take multiple procedures, extensive hospitalizations, extensive stays in the intensive care units. Where with the devices that we’ve developed and the techniques that we’ve developed, we can now simplify that, reduce the number of procedures required, reduce the difficulty postoperatively for the patient, reduce the hospitalization time.
It’s great to see families react to their children when they see really a dramatic change just from the time they go into the operating room to the time they come back. But it’s seeing that family through 5 years, 10 years, 15 years of treatment, and seeing them really watch this child grow and develop with their support, and that’s the great reward.