Bone regeneration during distraction osteogenesis

Abstract

Bone has the capacity to regenerate in response to injury. During distraction osteogenesis, the renewal of bone is enhanced by gradual stretching of the soft connective tissues in the gap area between two separated bone segments. This procedure has received much clinical attention as a way to correct congenital growth retardation of bone tissue or to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10266-009-0101-z

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