Biomechanical validation of a modified genioplasty distractor.

Şimşek B., Efeoglu C., Özden Yüce M., Akay M. C., Çelen S.

Journal of stomatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, vol.122, no.4, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 122 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jormas.2021.03.001
  • Journal Name: Journal of stomatology, oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Distraction, Genioplasty, Osteogenesis, Retrusion, Retrognathism, OSTEOGENESIS, STABILITY, FIXATION, DEVICE, BONE, MENTOPLASTY, OSTEOTOMY, SURGERY, TISSUES, DEFECT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Genioplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to enhance the shape and appearance of the chin. It can be performed alone or in combination with other jaw-related surgeries either for medical or cosmetic purposes. Recently many studies have been reported for mandibular reconstruction with distraction osteogenesis. However, these distractors can cause some complications such as incorrect prolongation of hard tissues due to the lack of guiding section. The purpose of this study is to manufacture a novel genioplasty distractor and measure its biomechanical stability and reliability for different activation lengths in mandibular bone.