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