Distraction osteogenesis e An overview of principle and its applications

George, Vinu Thomas and Hegde, Veena (2012) Distraction osteogenesis e An overview of principle and its applications. Indian Journal of Dentistry, 3 (4). pp. 222-225. ISSN 0975-962X

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Distraction osteogenesis is a surgical process for reconstruction of skeletal deformities and augmentation procedures. It involves gradual, controlled displacement of surgically created fractures which result in simultaneous expansion of soft tissue and bone volume. Although the majority of surgical experience with distraction technology has been in orthopedics, early results indicate the process to be equally effective in facial skeletal reconstruction. It is now possible to apply distraction technology to deformities of the jaws and dento-alveolar process. Development of miniature, internal distraction devices has made this clinically feasible and practical with a wide variety of application in various fields of restorative dentistry, implant dentistry and maxillo-facial prostheses. Key messages: Distraction osteogenesis is defined as a biologic process of new bone formation between the surfaces of bone segments that are gradually separated by incremental traction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Implant distractors; Osteogenesis; Histogenesis.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2013 04:45
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2013 04:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137883

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