Effect of electrical stimulation on mandibular distraction osteogenesis.

  title={Effect of electrical stimulation on mandibular distraction osteogenesis.},
  author={Toshiyuki Hagiwara and William H Bell},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={28 1},
This study was designed to examine whether the use of electrical stimulation during mandibular lengthening accelerates new bone formation. Twenty adult female rabbits weighing between 2800 g and 3200 g underwent left mandibular body osteotomy. After a 3 day latency period, an external fixation device was activated at a rate of 0.7 mm per day for 10 days. Direct current electrical stimulation of 10 microA was applied to 10 rabbit mandibles. Two of the screws were used as electrodes during the… CONTINUE READING


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