Recommendations for optimal distraction protocols for various animal models on the basis of a systematic review of the literature.


The principles of orthopaedic distraction osteogenesis (DO) have been successfully applied to the craniofacial skeleton, but the latency time, rate and rhythm of distraction, and length of the consolidation period that are optimal for long-bone distraction may be suboptimal for craniofacial DO. The aim of this study was to provide recommendations for… (More)