Modified LEAD System distractor to prevent tilting during alveolar distraction in the mandibular symphyseal region

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Mar;46(2):141-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2006.11.013. Epub 2007 Jan 2.

Abstract

This report describes a simple modification of the LEAD System distractor that prevents tilting of the distractor rod, and consequent deviation of distraction direction, during alveolar distraction in the mandibular symphysis region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation / methods*
  • Chin / surgery
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Mandible / surgery*
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction / instrumentation*