Correlation of biomechanical stiffness with plain radiographic and ultrasound data in an experimental mandibular distraction wound.

The aim of this study was to determine the stiffness of a porcine mandibular distraction wound at the end of neutral fixation.Twenty-four Yucatan minipigs underwent unilateral mandibular distraction: zero-day latency, rates of 1, 2, and 4 mm per day, distraction gap of 12 mm. Radiographic and ultrasound bone fill scores at 0, 8, 16 and 24 days of neutral… CONTINUE READING