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Egyptian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.OMX.0000438068.93134.00
Case Reports

Role of transport bone distraction osteogenesis in neocondyle genesis for temporomandibular joint surgical defects: a case report

Bansod, Snehal B.

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Abstract

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.

© 2014 Egyptian Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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