Stability after distraction osteogenesis to lengthen the mandible: results in 50 patients.

@article{Strijen2004StabilityAD,
  title={Stability after distraction osteogenesis to lengthen the mandible: results in 50 patients.},
  author={Peter J van Strijen and Karel Hero Breuning and Alfred G. Becking and Dirk B. Tuinzing},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={304-7}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate mandibular stability after lengthening the mandible by means of distraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients (mean age, 14.7 years; range, 11.2 to 37.3 years) with Angle Class II mandibular hypoplasia were treated by bilateral distraction osteogenesis to lengthen the mandible. Patients were divided into a high-angle group, with a high mandibular angle (sella/nasion-mandibular plane [SN-MP] >38 degrees), and a normal-to-low mandibular… CONTINUE READING