Category: Distraction Osteogenesis
Curvilinear distraction allows surgeons to correct complex mandibular deformities with an internal distractor.1 DePuy Synthes now offers two size curvilinear distractors; 1.3 mm for patients 4 years of age and youngera nd 2.0 mm for patients more than 1 year old.
1Kaban L, Seldin E, Kikinis R, Yeshwant K, et al. "Clinical Application of Curvilinear Distraction Osteogenesis for Correction of Mandibular Deformities." J Oral Maxillofac Surg 67:996-1008, 2009.
The Synthes Curvilinear Distraction System is intended for use as a bone stabilizer and lengthening (and/or transport) device.
The Synthes Curvilinear Distraction System is indicated for correction of congenital deficiencies or posttraumatic defects of the mandibular body and ramus where gradual bone distraciton is required.
The 2.0mm Curvilinear Distractor is intended for use in adult and pediatric patients more than 1 year old.
The 1.3mm Curvilinear Distractor is intended for use in pediatric patients 4 years of age and younger.*
The Synthes Curvilinear Distraction System is intended for single use only.
Use of the Synthes Curvilinear Distraction System is contraindicated in patients sensitized to nickel.
*The 1.3mm curvilinear distractors are not licensed for sale in Canada.