Radiographic evaluation of bone formation in the pterygoid region after maxillary distraction with a rigid external distraction (RED) device.


In recent years, distraction osteogenesis has been used to correct skeletal disharmonies in the craniofacial region including the mandible and maxilla. Rigid external distraction has been used successfully to correct severe maxillary skeletal discrepancies. However, the characteristics of the newly formed bone have not been studied. A modified tomogram… (More)


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