Transport bone distraction osteogenesis of mandibular midline defect using custom made modified external device

Document Type : Case Report


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Center, Anjora, Durg-491001, Chattisgarh, India


For a Reconstructive surgeon, Facial skeleton reconstruction is yet quite an arduous procedure, even
though there is a wide range of reconstructive options present.
Distraction osteogenesis is a process of slow bone expansion in which new bone is generated in an
osteotomy gap in response to tension stresses placed across the bone gap .Transport distraction
osteogenesis is an unconventional reconstructive modality in the armamentarium of a maxillofacial
reconstructive surgeon with obvious advantages of osteogenesis and histogenesis from the residual host
tissues after tumor ablative surgeries or trauma and also precludes donor site morbidity .
This paper renunciates that the procedure of Transport bone distraction Osteogenesis of mandibular
midline defect after radical resection of Ameloblastoma in the anterior segment of the mandible, using
custom made Modified light weight external device and which was later followed by rehabilitation after
healing of mandibular segments with the help of Osseointegrated trans-osseous dental implants and
dental prosthesis.