Acceleration of Distraction Osteogenesis With Drug-Releasing Distractor


KONAŞ E., MAVİLİ M. E. , KORKUSUZ P., Demir D., Oner F., Canter H. I.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.20, no.6, pp.2041-2048, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181be8754
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2041-2048
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop an internal distractor to release a drug to the distraction site during the distraction process and to investigate whether intermittent bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2)-containing chitosan hydrogel infusion will improve radiologic and histologic parameters of distraction osteogenesis (DO) when compared with control groups.