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Osteogenesis, Distraction

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Description of Osteogenesis, Distraction

Osteogenesis, Distraction: Bone lengthening by gradual mechanical distraction. An external fixation device produces the distraction across the bone plate. The technique was originally applied to long bones but in recent years the method has been adapted for use with mandibular implants in maxillofacial surgery.
Source: MeSH 2007

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