ABSTRACT: Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is considered one of the treatments of choice for the surgical correction of malformations of the craniofacial skeleton. This is due to its ability to generate bone at the distraction site along with the accompanying soft tissue changes, the possibility to combine DO with traditional orthognathic procedures and the successful reported long-term outcomes following its application to various craniofacial deformities. The aim of this review is to present an overview of the literature on the evolution of DO applications in craniofacial surgery through the last 35 years.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Journal of craniofacial surgery|
|State||Published - May 1 2021|
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