Childs Nerv Syst 2021 Mar 20. Epub 2021 Mar 20.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
Cranial vault remodeling (CVR) in patients with craniosynostosis serves to correct abnormal skull morphology and increase intracranial volume to prevent or treat pathologic increases in intracranial pressure (Taylor and Bartlett, Plast Reconstr Surg 140: 82e-93e, 2017). Distraction osteogenesis is a well-established technique for bony repositioning and growth stimulation in the facial and long bones, in which the gradual separation of bony segments at an osteotomy site results in generation of new bone and subsequent bone lengthening (Greene, 2018). While initially described in the orthopedic literature, the relevance and applicability of distraction osteogenesis to craniofacial surgery has been well-studied and is now well-established (Steinbacher et al. Read More