What is DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS?
It is a method of generating new bone followed by a procedure of cutting and slowly separating bone and allowing the bone healing process to fill in the gap. There is device used in this procedure for separating the bone, which is known as Distractor and on this distractor there are some screws for adjusting or activating the device known as Pins. These devices are approved by FDA, hypoallergenic and light weight metal called Titanium.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR DO..!!!
Distraction osteogenesis is a very useful and well-established technique for bone and soft tissue formation in moderate to severe bone deficiency cases. DO is commonly used in cases like Aperts Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome, Clefts, Midfacial Deficiencies and many more.
One such patient visited our hospital with backwardly placed upper lip. She was in sweet sixteen disappointed by how her face looked. Our team in RCDH planned for an anterior maxillary distraction. Distractor was placed in order to pull the backwardly placed upper lip forward. Patient was under post- operative care for couple of days. After she recovered she underwent few speech therapy and while leaving RDCH she was completely pleased with her new appearance.