Article: Volume 11 Number 2 Page 46 - April 2018

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  Orth Update 2018; 11: 46-54

Orthodontics:  Distraction Osteogenesis Part 2: Technical Aspects

CPD:  CPD  1:20   (closes in 48 days)

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Abstract: The history and uses of Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) in the craniofacial region have previously been discussed. In this second part of the review the technical aspects of DO and the role of the different team members in the multidisciplinary care are described. The orthodontist is a key member of the team, assisting with treatment planning, pre-surgical orthodontics and the post-distraction phase.

Clinical relevance: This report provides a description of the technical aspects of distraction osteogenesis to enable orthodontists to understand the process and their role in the multidisciplinary team.

Author notes: Sophy Barber, BDS, MJDF RSC(Eng), MSc, MOrth RCS(Ed), Post-CCST Registrar in Orthodontics, Lachlan Carter, MB ChB, BDS, FDS RCS(Ed), FRCS(OMFS), Dip Health Res, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Christopher Mannion, MBBS, BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), FRCS(Eng), PGC Med Ed, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Claire Bates, BChD, MFDS RSC(Ed), MClinDent Orth(Dist), DDS(Edin), MOrth RCS(Ed), FDS RCS(Ed), PGC THLE, FHEA, Consultant Orthodontist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, St James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 7TF, UK.

Objective: To describe the stages in distraction osteogenesis and outline the role of the orthodontist in the multidisciplinary team. Enhanced CPD DO C

Kavo Kerr