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International Dental Journal of Student Research

Periosteal distraction in cranio-maxillofacial region

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Author Details: Ahmad Al Nashar, Hekmat Yakoob, Elias Boutres

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 75

Article End Page : 78


Although many different materials, techniques and methods have been used to repair various bone defects in the in cranio-maxillofacial region, Reconstructive management of the atrophic, edentulous mandible and maxilla continues to pose a clinical challenge for the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Recently, the idea of osteogenesis by periosteal distraction without a corticotomy for the treatment of bone deficiencies in the atrophic and edentulous area has been suggested. The purpose of this article to review the literature on the role of periosteal distraction in osteogenesisin cranio-maxillofacial region.

Key words
: Cranio-maxillofacial region, Distraction osteogensis, Periosteal distraction, Periosteal elevation, Periosteal expansion, Periosteum