Jefferson University Hospitals

Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis is an orthognatic surgical procedure used to stretch or expand bone in the jaw to correct a dentofacial deformity caused by congenital or developmental factors, or by trauma or disease.

At Jefferson, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons are rated among the best in the Delaware Valley according to Philadelphia magazine, and can perform this procedure safely for both children and adults.