P84| Volume 38, ISSUE 5, P556, May 2009

A complication associated with distraction osteogenesis in correction of maxillary hypoplasia: a case report

      Introduction: Distraction osteogenesis is a surgical procedure for reconstruction of skeletal deformities. It involves controlled displacement of surgically created fractures which results in an increase in bone volume. Distraction osteogenesis has become an alternative method in the treatment of patients with severe maxillary hypoplasia in various bone deformities. Insufficient distraction, occurrence of scarred tissues and defective distraction vectors are among the potential complications of intraoral maxillary distraction osteogenesis. Several minor complications during distraction have been reported, including infection, exposure and displacement of the devices.
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