Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible.

  title={Distraction osteogenesis of the mandible.},
  author={Michael A. Fritz and James D. Sidman},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  volume={12 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Airway obstruction and craniofacial deformities resulting from mandibular deficiency are challenging and complex clinical problems. Mandibular distraction osteogenesis is playing a rapidly expanding role in the treatment of these children and has supplanted traditional management techniques in many centers. Several recent studies have reviewed clinical experience, described technical refinements, and addressed issues in patient selection and preoperative workup. RECENT… CONTINUE READING
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