Surgical and prosthodontic rehabilitation in a patient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Sep;21(5):1571-4. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181ecc50a.


Dental and prosthetic rehabilitation possess significant challenges in patients who have Freeman-Sheldon syndrome. Microsomia is one of the main diagnostic criteria for Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, and it creates difficulty in working in the intraoral cavity. Most patients with small orifice often have difficulties in oral hygiene maintenance, and it gives rise to loss of some of the teeth. It incurs the need for dental and oral treatment. In the presented study, the patient with limited mouth opening that disabled the dentists to perform dental treatment was given prosthodontic therapy after having commissuroplasty and implant placement simultaneously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Adult
  • Craniofacial Dysostosis* / physiopathology
  • Craniofacial Dysostosis* / surgery
  • Dental Implants*
  • Denture, Partial*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Root Canal Therapy


  • Dental Implants

Supplementary concepts

  • Freeman-Sheldon syndrome