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The LactoSorb Distraction Device offers an alternative to titanium distractions for patients up to 2 years of age. Featuring resorbable plating and a flexible drive-screw extension, the LactoSorb Distraction Device offers surgeons and patients a wide range of advantages.

Features

  • Single surgery - resorbable plates can eliminate the need for a device-removal surgery and are completely resorbed within approximately one year.1,2
  • Plate adaptation - plates can be thermally contoured to fit the mandible
  • Patient acceptance - flexible drive-screw extension allows for increased patient comfort during the distraction process. In addition, the final removal of the drive screw after consolidation is a convenient in-office procedure that simply involves backing the drive screw out of the device.

Indications
Resorbable Mid-Face Distractors

  • Correction of congenital or developed deficiencies of the cranial, and maxillofacial bone
  • Post-traumatic defects of the cranial and maxillofacial skeleton
  • Correction of midface deformities
  • LeFort III correction of deformity

Alveolar Ridge Distractor

  • Correction of congenital or developed deficiencies of the oral (alveolar ridge) bone
  • Post-traumatic defects of the oral (alveolar ridge) skeleton

Mandibular Distractors

  • Correction of congenital or developed deficiencies of the mandibular bone in patients 2 years old or younger
  • Post-traumatic defects of the mandibular skeleton in patients 2 years old or younger

  1. Eppley BL, Reilly M. Degradation Characteristics of PLLA-PGA Bone Fixation Devices. J Craniofacial Surgery, Volume 8, March 1997;116:120.
  2. Pietrzak WS, Eppley BL. Stability of Craniofacial PLLA/PGA Copolymer Bioabsorbable Screws. J Craniofacial Surgery,Volume 17,March 2006;331:336