5th International Congress of Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Distraction

(June 21-24, 2006, Paris, France)





Once again the 5th International Congress of Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Distraction has gathered “compagnons” of the distraction field.
This word “compagnon” first mentioned by Dr. Vanjwik at a medical congress (ISSVA Nijmegen 2002) was used to describe groups of people dedicated to building cathedrals in the middle ages and also to represent teams of worker coming together to achieve a common goal. This congress gathers together the enthusiasm and excitement of this group of “compagnons” who will share and exchange the latest development in Distraction. We have witnessed and continue to witness the evolution of distraction in terms of its indications, techniques and procedures.
By analysing relapse and complications we have tried to answer the following questions, where we are in reference to looking at the recent indications, especially in sleep apnea syndrome and mandibular reconstruction, and where we are going in working with new technologies such as tissue engineering, inductive membrane and precursors cells which must be considered along with DO processes. Building this bridge between different disciplines gives the patient the best possibility of treatment, and represents the path of the future.

Congress Chairman





Murine Models of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis: Towards Defining the Mechanical Environment and the Role of Angiogenesis
M.D. Kwan, D.C. Wan, E.G. Loboa, T.D. Fang and M.T. Longaker

Cartilage Tissue Engineering
M.J. Yaremchuk and M.A. Randolph

Pretreatment of Distraction Docking Sites with Bone Morphogenetic Protein (rhBMP-2)
W.K. Tom, M. Chin, S. Bouchoucha and T. Ng

Distraction of rhBMP-2 Generated Mandible – How Good Is the Engineered Bone Response to Subsequent Surgeries?
W.K. Tom, M. Chin, T. Ng and M. Carstens

Tissue Engineering with rhBMP-2: Human in situ Skeletal Construction in 250 Cases
M. Chin, T. Ng, W.K. Tom and M. Carstens

Transport Distraction Osteogenesis for the Reconstruction of Calvarial Bone Defects Using an Internal Distraction Device: An Experimental Study
T. Honda, S. Kobayashi and K. Kashiwa

Periosteal Distraction of the Mandible with Decorticating Holes:
A Preliminary Animal Study

T. Oda, K. Kinoshita and M. Ueda




New Protocol of Alveolar Distraction: Review of 50 Cases
M. Chin, T. Ng and W.K. Tom

Predictable 3-D Alveolar Distraction
C. Guerrero, F. Figueroa, M. Gonzalez, E. Dominguez and M. Henriquez

Need of Overcorrection in Vertical Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis: Indication for Dental Implants
T. Kanno, M. Mitsugi, Y. Furuki, M. Hosoe, T. Takenobu, H. Akamatsu and Y. Natsumi

Distraction Osteogenesis of the Dentoalveolar Anterior Segment in the Mandible
T.K. Pedersen, S.E. Norholt and B. Melsen

A New Alveolar Distraction Device to Gain Width
N. Taniike, M. Furutani, T. Tsurui, T. Takenobu, S. Ko and Y. Tanaka

Implanted-Supported Protheses After Vertical Alveolar Distraction of the Mandible: A Prospective Study
N. Zwetyenga, A. Emparanza, M. El-Okeily, A.-S. Ricard, A. Gindre, C. Majoufre-Lefebvre and F. Siberchicot




Increasing Accuracy and Predictability in Distraction Osteogenesis
S. Schende

Treatment of a Severe Facial Asymmetry Due to the Osteomyelitis by Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis
Tülin Ugur Taner, Muge Aksu and Vural Selçuk Çinar

Bimaxillary Distraction for Hemifacial Microsomia – A Retrospective Study on 6 Patients –
J. Lo, L.K. Cheung

The Long-term Effect of Transport Distraction in the Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis
J. Lo and L.K. Cheung

Development of the Maxilla After Vertical Ramus Distraction in Growing Patients
T.K. Pedersen, T. Kofod and S.E. Norholt

A New Distraction Treatment of Mandibular Condylar Fractures: Application of a Dynamic Internal Distraction Device
Y. Watanabe, Y. Terashima and T. Akizuki




Docking site surgery in Bone Transport
M. González, C.A. Guerrero, M. Henríquez, F. Figueroa and E. Domínguez

D.O.G. and Ballistic Traumatism. Mandible and Mid Face with Customized Distractor
D. Labbé, J. Nicolas, E. Kaluzinski, E. Soubeyrand and H. Bénateau

Distraction Osteogenesis for the Reconstruction of Irradiated Mandibule
K. Kashiwa, S. Kobayashi and T. Honda

Large Mandibular and Soft-Tissues Defects: The Use of Osteogenic Distraction with Bone Transport
N. Zwetyenga, A. Emparanza, A.-S. Ricard, A. Gindre, M. El-Bouihi, C. Majoufre-Lefebvre and F. Siberchicot

Mandibular Reconstruction Using Cancellous Bone Graft Placed in Induced Membrane: Preliminary Results in Rabbit
N. Zwetyenga, J.-C. Fricain, E. Emparanza, C. Majoufre-Lefebvre and F. Siberchicot




The Power of Orthodontics and Maxillary Surgery
K.H. Breuning, P.J. van Strijen, F.B.T. Perdijk and M.O. de Lange

Maxillary Distraction of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients by Internal Maxillary Distractors
L.K. Cheung and H.D. Chua

Intra-oral Maxillary Distraction
P.J. van Strijen, K.H. Breuning, F.B.T. Perdijk and M.O. de Lange

Cleft Distraction Versus Orthognathic Surgery – Which One Causes More Distress?
H.D. Chua, S.M.Y. Ho and L.K. Cheung

Cleft Distraction Versus Orthognathic Surgery – Which One Causes Less Disturbance On Resonance?
H.D. Chua, T. Whitehill, N. Samman and L.K. Cheung

Relapse After Maxillary Advancement in Cleft Palate Patients with Rigid External Distractor (RED)
H.A. El-Mekkawi, M. Hassan, T. Taher, I. Zakhary, M. Sharabash, M. El-Salanty and R.A. Gehani

Multi-level Internal Midface Distraction
S. Schendel

Transpalatal Osteotomy Technique for Midface Distraction Osteogenesis
K. Torikai, S. Kobayashi, T. Kijima and T. Satake

The Rotterdam Palatal Distractor
M.J. Koudstaal, K.G.H. van der Wal and E.B. Wolvius




Reliability and Versatility of Maxillo-mandibular Advancement in the Surgical Treatment of Patients with OSAS
P. Ronchi, G. Novelli, S. Valsecchi and C. Gervasoni




Craniomaxillofacial Distraction for Congenital Deformities Emphasizing Airway Stabilization
K.E. Salyer, D.G. Genecov, C.R. Barcelo, T. Trone, E. Sperry and C. Sory

10 Years Experience of Midface and Forehead Distraction Using Internal Devices
T. Akizuki and K. Ohmori

Le Fort III Advancement Redesigned: 11 year Experience
M. Chin

The Distraction Osteogenesis in the Treatment of Syndromal Craniosynostoses: Clinical and Surgical Considerations
S. Pelo, C. Di Rocco, G. Gasparini, G. Tamburrini, A. Di Petrillo and A. Moro

Hybrid of Unilateral Frontal Distraction and Supraorbital Reshaping in Correction of Unilateral Coronal Plagiocephaly
K. Satoh and N. Mitsukawa




Long Term Follow-up of Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis in Hemifacial Microsomia with and without the Association of Functional Appliances. Role of the Ethiology of the Patient’s Mandibular Hypoplasia on Long Term “Relapse “ After Distraction
M.C. Meazzini, F. Mazzoleni and A. Bozzetti

Long-term Skeletal Stability After Mandibular Advancement with Distraction Osteogenesis in Adult Patients
M. Miyauchi, T. Kanno, M. Mitsugi, R.E. Alcalde, T. Yamanouchi, D. Yamada and I. Yamada

Long-term Skeletal Stability After Maxillary Advancement with Distraction Osteogenesis in Adult Patients
T. Kanno, M. Mitsugi, M. Hosoe, Y. Furuki, I. Yamada, K. Kawakami and H. Hirose

Complications in Maxillary Distraction Using the RED II Device: An Analysis of 22 Patients
E.B. Wolvius, E. Ongkosuwito, E. Nout, L.N.A. van Adrichem and K.G.H. van der Wal




Mandibular Distraction for Micrognathia in Young Children: A Modified Operative Technique
N. Mitsukawa, K. Satoh, T. Morishita and Y. Hosaka

Simultaneous Functional Mandibular Reconstruction with Fibular Flap and DID: Serial Clinical Reports
Liqun Xu, Chenping Zhang, Yongjie Hu, Tong Ji, Zhengxue Han and Yiqun Wu

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