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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 206-213

Distraction osteogenesis for correction of mandibular abnormalities

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Rau, Indore, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Vinayak Karun
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 572, Greater Brajeshwari, Pipliyahana, Near Agarwal Public School, Indore - 452 016, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.127653

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Introduction: Management of mandibular deformities is challenging. Distraction osteogenesis is a relatively new technique with promising results. Materials and Methods: We selected 12 patients.The osteotomy site decided was proximal to the antegonial notch. Latency time was five to seven days. Consolidation period was eight weeks in eleven cases and six weeks in one case. Results: In all the patients, appreciable lengthening of mandible was achieved. Discussion: The greatest advantage of distraction osteogenesis is growth of soft tissue along with the growth of hard tissue. This increases post operative stability

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