Continuous and intermittent bone distraction using a microhydraulic cylinder: an experimental study in minipigs.

@article{Wiltfang2001ContinuousAI,
  title={Continuous and intermittent bone distraction using a microhydraulic cylinder: an experimental study in minipigs.},
  author={J. Wiltfang and Peter Kessler and Hans Albert Merten and Friedrich Wilhelm Neukam},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible is an option in the treatment of mandibular hypoplasia. Today, only intermittent distraction devices are available for clinical application. The aim of this study in minipigs was to evaluate continuous bone distraction using a microhydraulic cylinder. After a seven-day interval, continuous or intermittent distraction of 1.5 mm/day was established for 10 days. Immediately after active distraction, two animals and 20 days later the other four animals were… CONTINUE READING
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