We are a team of surgeons and researchers with specialization in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, serving patients at the University Hospital of Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel. Our main focus is treatment of patients with facial and cranial anomalies, specially infants born with orofacial cleft. (History of cleft lip and palate treatment) We conduct translational research as members of the Department of Clinical Research and the Department of Biomedical engineering at the University of Basel. Our aim is to develop optimal treatment strategies with minimal burden for the patient and health care system that simultaneously achieve better functional and structural outcome. We continually strive to achieve our goals at the interface among clinical activities, technological development and biological research through local and international collaborations among multidisciplinary groups.
Benitez BK, Brudnicki A, Surowiec Z, Singh RK, Nalabothu P, Schumann D, Mueller AA, Continuous Circular Closure in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Plate Repair in One Surgery, Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, 2021,
Benitez B, Brudnicki A, Nalabothu P, von Jackowski J, Bruder E, Mueller AA. Histologic aspect of the curved vomerine mucosa in cleft lip and palate. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal 2021; https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656211031419
Ureel M, Augello M, Holzinger D, Wilken T, Berg BI, Zeilhofer HF, Millesi G, Juergens P, Mueller AA. Cold Ablation Robot-Guided Laser Osteotome (CARLO®): From Bench to Bedside. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(3), 450. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10030450
Holzinger D, Ureel M, Wilken T, Mueller AA, Schicho K, Milles G, Juergens P. First-in-man application of a cold ablation robot guided laser osteotome in midface osteotomies. J Cranio-Maxillofac Surg. Volume 49, Issue 7, July 2021, Pages 531-537.
Nalabothu P, Verna C, Benitez BK, Dalstra M, Mueller AA. Load Transfer during Magnetic Mucoperiosteal Distraction in Newborns with Complete Unilateral and Bilateral Orofacial Clefts: A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis. Appl Sci. 2020;10(21):7728.
Nalabothu P, Verna C, Steineck M, Mueller AA, Dalstra M. The biomechanical evaluation of magnetic forces to drive osteogenesis in newborn’s with cleft lip and palate. J Mater Sci. Mater Med. 2020;31:79. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10856-020-06421-6
Nalabothu P, Benitez BK, Dalstra M, Verna C, Mueller AA. Three-Dimensional Morphological Changes of the True Cleft under Passive Presurgical Orthopaedics in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Clin Med. 2020;9(4):962. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9040962