What is distraction osteogenesis?
DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS is a method of generating new bone from a small bone by cutting and slowly separating the bone. By allowing the natural bone healing process, a new bone grows to fill in the gap. In this procedure, surgeons use a special device called Distractor to separate the patient’s bone. It also has some screws called Pins to adjust and activate the device. These FDA-approved devices are of Titanium, a lightweight metal and hence are completely hypoallergenic.
What Are The Indications For Distraction osteogenesis:
Distraction osteogenesis is a well-established technique that aids in bone and soft tissue formation in moderate to severe bone deficiency cases. DO is commonly used to treat Aperts Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome, Clefts, Midfacial Deficiencies and many other conditions.
One such patient visited our hospital with a backwardly placed upper lip – a girl of sweet sixteen feeling disappointed with her appearance. Our team in RCDH planned for an anterior maxillary distraction. We pulled the backwardly placed upper lip forward using a Distractor. She was under post-operative care for a couple of days, and after recovery, she took speech therapy. Finally, the patient left RDCH with complete satisfaction of her new look.
How to schedule an appointment?
The best option is to drop by Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital for a personal consultation with our dermatologist/hair surgeon.
RCDH is in the southernmost tip of India in Nagercoil town, near Kanyakumari. However, we understand that many patients from far and wide cannot travel for direct physical consultation. Hence, we recommend sending your pictures to our WhatsApp number +919443182860 to discuss further. You can also write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments and advice.