Stability, adaptation and growth following distraction osteogenesis in the craniofacial region.

@article{Peltomki2009StabilityAA,
  title={Stability, adaptation and growth following distraction osteogenesis in the craniofacial region.},
  author={Timo A Peltom{\"a}ki},
  journal={Orthodontics & craniofacial research},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={187-94}
}
The objective of the study was to provide a comprehensive review of the literature describing research done on the stability, adaptation and growth of craniofacial structures following distraction osteogenesis (DO). The design of the study was a literature review of clinical and experimental studies using electronic search with several keywords. Despite immediate normalization of craniofacial relationships after DO, post-distraction mandibular and midface stability and growth is variable in the… CONTINUE READING