Dove tail osteotomy in distraction osteogenesis of costochondral bone grafts in the mandible: a new concept.

@article{Henig2004DoveTO,
  title={Dove tail osteotomy in distraction osteogenesis of costochondral bone grafts in the mandible: a new concept.},
  author={Johannes Franz H{\"o}enig and Ulrike Anna Grohmann and Hans Albert Merten},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={329-34}
}
To correct the malocclusion and facial asymmetry in patients with Pruzansky type III hemifacial microsomia after autogenous costochondral grafting during early childhood (two male and three female patients with an average age of 17.8 years), the technique of distraction osteogenesis with a three-dimensional device was used. Because of the missing periosteum of the transplanted rib and its relatively small height compared with the horizontal mandible, a dovetail geometrical pattern osteotomy was… CONTINUE READING