The effect of gradual distraction of the mandible on the sheep temporomandibular joint.

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The effect of gradual distraction of the mandibular ramus on the condylar process of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) was studied in 17 growing sheep. Gradual lengthening affected both operated and contralateral sides. An enhancement of the endochondral ossification was noticed with marked osteoblastic activity between the cartilaginous layer and the bone… (More)

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@article{KaraharjuSuvanto1996TheEO, title={The effect of gradual distraction of the mandible on the sheep temporomandibular joint.}, author={T Karaharju-Suvanto and Jari Peltonen and Outi Laitinen and Arvi I. Kahri}, journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery}, year={1996}, volume={25 2}, pages={152-6} }