for the patients of OSAS with craniomaxillomandibular deformities.
Early recognition and planning for mandibular distraction osteogenesis in an infant with severe micrognathia and severe chronic upper airway obstruction is a multidisciplinary event and a viable alternative to long-term tracheostomy.
Mandibular distraction osteogenesis in very young patients to correct airway obstruction.
The distraction osteogenesis
is very innovative approach for forming patient's own bone (Samchucov, 2000) but at least in one dimension the quantity is not ideal (Bell & Guerrero, 2007).
Internal bone transportation requires a combination of distraction osteogenesis and transformational osteogenesis.
Distraction osteogenesis has been applied to the treatment of a wide variety of problems including severe limb length discrepancy, acquired and congenital deformities, fracture nonunion, and osteomyelitis.
A series of technical problems arise during distraction osteogenesis in neonates because of the dimensions and ossification of the mandible.
In out experience, distraction osteogenesis applied to the mandible is associated with far fewer complications than is tracheostomy during the treatment of severe upper airway obstruction secondary to craniofacial malformation.
was completed in the anterior maxilla (Figure 12).
Because distraction osteogenesis
is done slowly, in small increments, over several office visits, the technique facilitates the simultaneous generation of surrounding gum and other soft tissues as the bone gradually lengthens or widens, Dr.
This study represents an important advance in distraction osteogenesis
," said J.
Now with a full spectrum of devices, we can supply doctors and their patients with the means to correct bone deficiencies throughout the body via distraction osteogenesis
," said Randolph Robinson, MD, DDS, the Company's founder and Medical Director.