Soft tissue stability after segmental distraction of the anterior mandibular alveolar process: a 5.5 year follow-up.

@article{Joss2013SoftTS,
  title={Soft tissue stability after segmental distraction of the anterior mandibular alveolar process: a 5.5 year follow-up.},
  author={Christof Urs Joss and Albino Triaca and M. Antonini and Stavros Kiliaridis and Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={345-51}
}
Soft tissue changes were analysed retrospectively in 17 patients following distraction osteogenesis (DO) of the mandibular anterior alveolar process. Lateral cephalograms were traced by hand, digitized, superimposed, and evaluated at T1 (17.0 days), after DO at T2 (mean 6.5 days), at T3 (mean 24.4 days), at T4 (mean 2.0 years), and at T5 (mean 5.5 years). Statistical analysis was carried out using Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, paired t-test, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and linear backward… CONTINUE READING