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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), No. 3     15. Sep. 2015
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), No. 3  (15.09.2015)

Poster 906, Language: English


New Mandibular Distractor Device
Vale, Francisco Fernandes / Amaral, Miguel / Veiga, Germano / Caramelo, Francisco
Research of an apparatus and method for the distraction and supporting of tissues, that requires two degrees of freedom, which operates in a programmable and autonomous fashion. The programmable and autonomous distractor comprises the anchoring rods and the body of distraction, which includes the external structure, the electric motors, the control unit that allows progressive and automatic distraction, the communication unit that allows a customizable programming of the device and the power supply required for the operation. The distractor may be implantable and in the case of the mandible is applied intra-oral and its anchoring is done directly on the teeth, preferably, between the first molar and the first premolar.
Protection of the invention by submitting a patent (20121000038753)

Keywords: distraction osteogenesis, mandibular distractor

Conference/Exhibition:
I Simposio Inter-Universitario de Investigação em Medicina Dentaria
09. March 2013
Coimbra, Portugal