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osteodistraction


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The gradual and controlled displacement of a surgical fracture. It is used in oral and maxillofacial surgery such as in the correction of alveolar bone defects. The gap (distraction zone) created by the bone displacement fills with immature non-calcified bone which subsequently matures during the fixation period.

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