External Midface Distractor

Division: CMF
Category: Distraction Osteogenesis

The External Midface Distractor is used to gradually lengthen the maxilla, midface and cranium in adult and pediatric patients.

Indications for Use

The Synthes External Midface Distractor is intended for use in:

  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Reconstructive procedures
  • Selective orthognathic surgery of the maxilla

Specifically, it is intended for distraction of the maxilla utilizing a LeFort I osteotomy, the midface utilizing a LeFort II or III osteotomy and/or the cranium utilizing a Monobloc osteotomy in adult and pediatric populations where gradual distraction is required.

Features & Benefits

User-friendly – preassembled headframe saves time in OR


Versatile – numerous adjustments and vector control

  • Anterior headframe slides forward along mounting plate
  • Headframe expands and closes symmetrically as a single unit
  • Variable positioning of vertical rod along front of headframe





External Midface Distractor System Technique Guide


All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.