Use of intra-oral bone distractors: report of three cases

Osteogenic distraction is a useful tool when the treatment goal is bone regeneration and surrounding soft tissue stimulation. It has been indicated for the treatment of several craniofacial deformities and malformations, as well as other entities which are characterized by a lack of bone mass.

In this report, a three case series is presented, in which different intra-oral bone distractors were individually designed, specifically for each case depending on the affecting pathology.

The first case is presented in which a facial deformity characterized by a severe maxillo-mandibular transverse deficiency was treated. A maxillo-mandibular distraction of 1 cm was accomplished with good long term results.

The second patient, is being treated for a severe mid-facial hypoplasia subsequent to cleft lip and palate, reaching a 12 mm maxillary advancement with successful results.

The third case exposes a mandibular osteomyelitis subsequent to an orthognatic surgery complication. In this case an intra-oral bone distractor was used to recover the mandibular gap.

The purpose of this report is to share our experience using intra-oral bone distractors.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Use of intra-oral bone distractors: report of three cases
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