Determining the optimal time for consolidation after distraction osteogenesis.

  title={Determining the optimal time for consolidation after distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={J. Felemovicius and Fernando Ortiz Monasterio and L S Gomez Radillo and Alejandra Serna},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={11 5},
The consolidation period, one of the biological factors participating in the distraction osteogenesis phenomenon, has not been elucidated. Parameters to assess new bone formation and consolidation in craniofacial distraction have been borrowed from the orthopedic experience. Up until now, the decision to discontinue distraction has been based more on personal experience than on objective data. By using Scintigraphy with Tc99 DP a method has been developed to accurately assess the termination of… CONTINUE READING
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