Distraction osteogenesis combined with tissue-engineered cartilage in the reconstruction of condylar osteochondral defect.

@article{Yu2011DistractionOC,
  title={Distraction osteogenesis combined with tissue-engineered cartilage in the reconstruction of condylar osteochondral defect.},
  author={Hongbo B Yu and Xin Yang and Jie Cheng and Xudong Wang and Steve Guofang Shen},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 12},
  pages={e558-64}
}
PURPOSE Surgical rehabilitation of condylar osteochondral defect remains a challenge for surgeons. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of combining distraction osteogenesis with tissue-engineered cartilage in the reconstruction of condylar osteochondral defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS A condylar defect model was established in 18 goats that were randomly divided into 2 groups: the experimental group and the control group. Mandibular ramus osteotomies were performed and… CONTINUE READING