Distraction of the Craniofacial Skeleton

  • Joseph G. McCarthy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey Hollinger, Michael H. Mayer
      Pages 3-19
    3. Hannu Aro
      Pages 20-50
    4. James Aronson
      Pages 51-64
  3. The Mandible

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Paul M. Glat, Joseph G. McCarthy
      Pages 67-79
    3. Joseph G. McCarthy, Barry Grayson, Joseph K. Williams, Andrew Turk
      Pages 80-203
    4. Fernando Molina, Fernando Ortiz Monasterio
      Pages 204-218
    5. Cesar A. Guerrero, William H. Bell
      Pages 219-248
    6. Suzanne U. Stucki-McCormick
      Pages 249-271
    7. Douglas A. Roth, Richard J. Mackool, Joseph G. McCarthy
      Pages 272-292
  4. The Midface and the Zygomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Paul M. Glat, Joseph G. McCarthy
      Pages 295-307
    3. Fernando Molina, Alvaro A. Figueroa
      Pages 308-320
    4. John W. Polley, Alvaro A. Figueroa
      Pages 321-336
    5. Jeffrey D. Fairley, Wolfgang Muhlbauer, Hans Anderl
      Pages 337-348
    6. Bryant A. Toth, Martin Chin
      Pages 349-377
  5. The Cranium and the Orbits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. John A. Persing, Constance M. Barone
      Pages 381-387
    3. Barry L. Eppley, A. Michael Sadove
      Pages 388-401
    4. Robert G. Colcleugh
      Pages 402-413
  6. Epilogue

    1. Joseph G. McCarthy
      Pages 415-416
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 417-440

About this book


Distraction osteogenesis is a technique of bone lengthening developed by the late Dr. Ilizarov of Russia. It has been applied to the lower extremities with amazing success for the correction of non-unions following fractures as well as underdeveloped limbs. Dr. McCarthy and his colleagues at NYU have developed techniques of distracting various components of the craniofacial skeleton. These techniques hold considerable promise for reconstructive surgery, allowing the surgeon to make precise changes in the lenthening and shape of the new craniofacial bone. This volume is the first book of its kind, bringing together the pioneers of these revolutionary new techniques. An international group of experts present their clinical and laboratory experience with destraction of the cranial vault, orbit, midface and zygoma, and mandible, as well as the prinicples of distraction, biomechanics, and the physiology of bone healing and remodeling. Two hundred illustrations elucidate the techniques. This book is a must for all reconstructive plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, and oral surgeons.


biomechanics bone cranium fracture reconstructive surgery surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph G. McCarthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryNew York University School of Medicine, New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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