Multidirectional cranial distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of craniosynostosis.

  title={Multidirectional cranial distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of craniosynostosis.},
  author={Yasushi Sugawara and Hirokazu Uda and Shunji Sarukawa and Ataru Sunaga},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={126 5},
BACKGROUND Although many operative methods for the treatment of craniosynostosis exist, whether any difference in outcome could be associated with either the child's age at surgery or the extent of the operation remains to be elucidated. The authors have developed a method of distraction osteogenesis for craniosynostosis that uses a new multidirectional cranial distraction osteogenesis system. METHODS From 2003 to 2008, 26 selected patients with syndromic and nonsyndromic craniosynostosis… CONTINUE READING