The March 2005 issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery reports on the success of a surgical technique that employs distraction osteogenesis
, bone grafts and dental implants to achieve both functional and aesthetic results for five patients whose injuries in motor vehicle accidents left them with such severe bone and soft tissue loss in the front portion of their upper jaws that traditional surgical procedures were insufficient to correct their problems.
Larry Hollier, a specialist in distraction osteogenesis
surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Application of the basic principle of distraction osteogenesis
to in-bone implantation.
In addition, poor understanding of the biologic concepts underlying distraction osteogenesis
significantly limited new developments.
Coverage encompasses ambulatory anesthesia, third molar and implant surgery, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, distraction osteogenesis
, obstructive sleep apnea, cleft and craniofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, temporomandicular joint surgery, ablative oral/head and neck surgery, lip cancer, hard and soft tissue reconstruction, and microvascular composite bone flaps.
Kisnisci added generic medicines, cleft osteotomies, maxillary distraction osteogenesis
and tissue engineering are quite critical areas that is part of their discipline as well.
Investigators have used this relationship to verify that there is a high correlation between QCT numbers and apparent density in cortical bone over a wide range of densities achieved through distraction osteogenesis
, a surgical procedure used to correct skeletal deformities and lengthen long bones.
2009) Evaluation of treatment options for fractured tibia; British Journal of Healthcare Management,15:9 [i] Summary of indications Indications for Use The EXOGEN 4000+, or any other EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System is indicated for the non-invasive treatment of osseous defects (excluding vertebra and skull) that includes: - Treatment of delayed union and nonunions - Accelerating the time to heal of fresh fractures - Treatment of stress fractures - Accelerating repair following osteotomy - Accelerating repair in bone transport procedures - Accelerating repair in distraction osteogenesis
procedures - Treatment of joint fusion Inquiries: Con Franklin/Sarah Swift, Red Door Communications Tel: +44(0)208-392-8040 CFranklin@rdcomms.
A group of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists, dentists, and others from the US, Israel, Europe, and Japan address the biological basis of the osteoperiosteal flap, distraction osteogenesis
techniques, pedicled segmental osteotomy techniques, restorative techniques, and developing technologies.
In patients for whom such a movement is likely to be difficult or impossible, there may be a role for combined treatment with distraction osteogenesis
Surgical management options include glossopexy, lip-tongue adhesion, hyoid suspension, uvulopalatoplasty, tracheostomy and more recently, mandibular distraction osteogenesis
Use of virtual "cutting tools" and "collision tools" to plan out surgery on the 3D images, means that orthognathic surgery as well as distraction osteogenesis
can be carried out with a far greater degree of precision, leading to more predictable results.