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Distraction osteogenesis / callus distraction: two case reports

1999, Volumen 29, Número 4
Monica Palmer
Odontóloga Cirujano oral, Edimburgo, Escocia. Ortodoncista, Glasgow, Escocia

Distraction osteogenesis has become an acceptable and reliable method for mandibular lengthening. This article will describe the surgical technique and orthodontic management of distraction osteogenesis in two orthognathic surgery cases. The concept of «floating bone» will be introduced together with the recommendation that, in contrast to the now standard procedure of distractor removal 6-8 weeks after full distraction, the distractors be electively removed two to three weeks after full distraction to facilitate the achievement of quality dental and facial results.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 1999;29(4):289-302)

Key words:
Osteogenesis. Callus distraction. Mandibular lengthening.
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