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Repairing Cranio-Facial Deformities From The Inside Out

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August 14, 1998
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Temple University Health Sciences Center
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Until now, patients who suffered oral or facial deformities due to trauma or congenital disorders have had to wear a metal device implanted into the jaw from the outside of the face in order to correct the problem. Surgeons at Temple University Hospital are among the first to offer patients a distraction device implanted completely inside the mouth that helps to regrow destroyed bone, essentially growing a new jaw for the patient.

PHILADELPHIA -- Until now, patients who suffered oral or facial deformities due to trauma or congenital disorders have had to wear a metal device implanted into the jaw from the outside of the face in order to correct the problem. Surgeons at Temple University Hospital are among the first to offer patients a distraction device implanted completely inside the mouth that helps to regrow destroyed bone, essentially growing a new jaw for the patient.


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