Home Subscription Services
 
   

 
The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics & Orthogathic Surgery
AOOS Home Page
About the Editor
Reprints / Articles
Permissions
MEDLINE Search
 
 
 
 
 
FacebookTwitter
Quintessence Publishing: Journals: AOOS

 

The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
(Published from 1986-2002)

Edited by Robert L. Vanarsdall, DDS and Raymond P. White, Jr, DDS, PhD

Continued by World Journal of Orthodontics.

ISSN 0742-1931

Publication:
The International Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
August
Volume 16, Issue 3

Back

Changes in the temporomandibular joint after mandibular lengthening with different rates of distraction

Shujuan Zou, DDS, Jing Hu, DDS, Dazhang Wang, DDS, Jihua Li, DDS, Zhenglong Tang, DDS

This study assessed the changes in the condyle after mandibular lengthening with 2 different rates of distraction (1 mm/day and 2 mm/day). Unilateral mandibular distraction was performed in 8 young adult goats. The animals were sacrificed 8 weeks after the completion of distraction, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) specimens were harvested and processed for histologic examination and histomorphometric analysis. Adaptive changes in the condyle were observed in the goats distracted at a rate of 1 mm/day, whereas degenerative alterations were found in those distracted at a rate of 2 mm/day. This study suggests that the TMJ is able to withstand the impact of distraction at a rate of 1 mm/day, but more rapid distraction may induce degeneration in the condylar cartilage. (Int J Adult Orthod Orthognath Surg 2001;16:221225)

Full Text PDF File | Order Article

  © 2014 Quintessence Publishing Co Inc
 

Home | Subscription Services | Books | Journals | Multimedia | Events | Blog
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About Us | Contact Us | Advertising | Help | Sitemap | Catalog