volume 39, issue 6, P420-424 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.11.002
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Aysegul Mine Tuzuner-Oncul, Reha S. Kisnisci

Abstract: Vertical lengthening of the mandibular ramus is considered to be one of the least stable surgical procedures in the management of musculoskeletal maxillofacial deformities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the response of the mandibular ramus following vertical lengthening by means of distraction osteogenesis. This study included eight non-syndromic adult patients with temporomandibular joint ankylosis. The vertical height deficiency of the mandibular ramus and the ramus/condyle unit on the affected side …

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