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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 5 (2003), No. 3     15. Sep. 2003
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 5 (2003), No. 3  (15.09.2003)

Poster 185, Language: English

Modified distraction protocols in vertical distraction osteogenesis
Lazar, Frank Christian/Klesper, Bernd/Siessegger, Matthias/Zöller, Joachim E./Hidding, Johannes
Positive effects of modified distraction protocols like callusmassage, distraction-compression-technique, dynamisation etc. on bone quality and healing process have been widely published in the field of orthopaedic surgery.Problem: The use of modified protocols for VDO in our field has not been published yet.Report of cases: Two clinical cases will be presented, that underline possible applications in our field and include 1. callusmassage, a cyclic, low frequent stretching of the regenerate beyond the period of distraction and 2. calluscompression, a modifikation which involves a single, 2-3mm recompression after complete distraction.Conclusion: The first clinical applications appeared to be most efficient under depressed healing conditions and lead to the necessity for a controlled experimental evaluation of the numerous possibilities of dynamisation in our field.

Keywords: distraction, modified, protocol, bone, quality

June 14-16th, 2001
3rd International Congress of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Distraction
Meridien Montparnasse, Paris, France