Introduction of the "Rotterdam mandibular distractor" and a biomechanical skull analysis of mandibular midline distraction.

@article{Gijt2012IntroductionOT,
  title={Introduction of the "Rotterdam mandibular distractor" and a biomechanical skull analysis of mandibular midline distraction.},
  author={Jan Pieter de Gijt and Karel George Hendrik Van Der Wal and G-J Kleinrensink and Jeroen B. J. Smeets and Maarten J. Koudstaal},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 6},
  pages={519-22}
}
The Rotterdam mandibular distractor (RMD) is a slim, rigid, boneborne distractor for use in midline distraction of the mandible. We did a biomechanical study to compare the RMD with the Trans Mandibular Distractor-flex (TMD-flex). This included an anatomical biomechanical study that was conducted on 9 dentate human cadaveric heads using both the RMD and the TMD-flex. In the vertical plane less tipping was measured in the RMD group than in the TMD-flex group. Significantly less skeletal tipping… CONTINUE READING