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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 4 ISSUE 2, June 2016

Pages: 94-96

PERIOSTEAL DISTRACTION IN CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL REGION

Author: Ahmad Al Nashar1, Hekmat Yakoob2, Elias Boutres3

Category: Review Article

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Although many different materials, techniques and methodshave been used to repair various bone defects in the in cranio-maxillofacial region, Reconstructive management of the atrophic, edentulous mandible and maxilla continues to pose a clinical challenge for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon.Recently, the idea of osteogenesis by periosteal distraction without a corticotomy for the treatment of bone deficiencies in the atrophic and edentulous area has been suggested. The purpose of this article to review the literature on the role of periosteal distraction in osteogenesisincranio-maxillofacial region.

Keywords: Cranio-maxillofacial region, Distraction osteogensis, Periosteal distraction, Periosteal elevation, Periosteal expansion, Periosteum

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