下顎骨の延長器固定に吸収性スクリューを用いた1例 [in Japanese] Use of bioabsorbable screws for fixation of mandibular distraction devices : Report of a case [in Japanese]
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We describe the use of bioabsorbable screws for the fixation of distraction devices. Distraction osteogenesis was applied to the mandible in a patient with severe mandibular deficiency. The devices were held in place with bioabsorbable screws, and distraction was done according to the presurgical plan. There were no complications intraoperatively or postoperatively. The distraction devices were removed by an intraoral approach, without using a screwdriver. This method decreases surgical time and eliminates the need for sedation or general anesthesia during device removal.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 50(8), 510-513, 2004-08-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons