Maxillomandibular Fixation Screws for Early Removal of Hardware and Correction of Lingual Tilting in Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis

Veziroglu F., Soydan S. S., Cetinsahin A., Uckan S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.68, no.7, pp.1651-1655, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Alveolar distraction osteogenesis is a well-known technique used for the management of deficient alveolar ridges. Vector control of the transport segment is the main problem during distraction. This article describes a new technique for early removal of distractor and correction of tilted transport segment in partially edentulous patients. (C) 2010 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons J Oral Maxillofac Surg 68:1651-1655, 2010