Bone transport is a distraction osteogenesis technique that involves slow movement of a free segment of bone (transport segment) across an osseous defect that developed because of severe congenital deformity, trauma, or oncologic resection. After gradual advancement of the transport segment, new bone tissue forms behind the moving segment, thereby filling the defect with new bone. This article shows a case of bilateral ankylosis where bone transport osteogenesis was used to reconstruct a new condyle. This article also highlights the advantages of bone transport osteogenesis over bone grafts in neocondyle genesis.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Durg, India
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Received September 25, 2013
Accepted October 23, 2013