Distraction osteogenesis to widen the mandible.

  title={Distraction osteogenesis to widen the mandible.},
  author={William H Bell and Richard P. Harper and Marianela Gonz{\'a}lez and Alexander M Cherkashin and Mikhail L. Samchukov},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={35 1},
The purpose of this investigation was to elucidate the biology of distraction osteogenesis during mandibular widening. Midsymphyseal vertical interdental osteotomies were performed in nine Macaca mulatta monkeys. After a latency period a tooth-borne appliance was activated at a rate of 0.5 mm twice a day for 7-10 days. The appliance was then stabilized for a period of 4 or 8 weeks. The distraction gap at the inferior portion of the symphysis was bridged completely by new bony trabeculae. Bone… CONTINUE READING
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