Alveolar distraction osteogenesis: a systematic review

Saulacic, N; Iizuka, T; Martin, M S; Garcia, A G (2008). Alveolar distraction osteogenesis: a systematic review. International journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery, 37(1), pp. 1-7. Maryland Heights, Mo.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ijom.2007.07.020

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This literature review was performed to analyse the outcomes of clinical studies of alveolar distraction osteogenesis (DO) listed by PUBMED between January 1996 and December 2006. A PUBMED search identified 128 articles on alveolar DO. Twenty articles covering 209 cases were analysed, considering location, device and procedural parameters, rate of augmentation, aspect of final implant placement and follow up. The mean latency period was 7.26+/-2.31 days, distraction rate 0.71+/-0.27 mm/day, rate of augmentation 6.88+/-2.52 mm and consolidation period 12.22+/-5.58 weeks. A total of 469 implants were placed and followed post loading for an average of 14.19+/-11.03 months, with a survival rate of 97%. Of the different procedural parameters, only the difference between mean consolidation period for failed (8.10+/-2.51 weeks) and successful (12.43+/-5.62 weeks) implants was statistically significant (P=0.01). Use of DO may be advantageous in terms of the success rate of implants placed in augmented sites, but there is still a lack of sufficient data based on long-term follow up. Future experimental studies should evaluate the application of different methods with a view to shortening the overall treatment period and improving the performance of implants placed in distracted alveolar ridges.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

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04 Oct 2013 14:56

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