Histomorphometric evaluation of short-term changes in masseter muscle after lengthening the rabbit mandible by distraction osteogenesis


Tuz H. H., KISNISCI R., GUNHAN M.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.61, no.5, pp.615-620, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: Structural changes in muscles may affect the process during and after distraction osteogenesis (DO) of the mandible. However, the response of the masticatory muscles is still not well defined after gradual lengthening of the mandible. In this experimental study, short-term structural changes in masseter muscles of the rabbits are evaluated after mandibular DO.