The insights which the Russian surgeon Gavril Ilizarov gained rather accidentally in the 1950s are standard knowledge today clinical practice would be unthinkable without it. More still: In many cases, distraction osteogenesis now represents the method of choice. With numerous innovative and revolutionary distraction systems, KLS Martin has made a major contribution to establishing this technique in craniomaxillofacial surgery for use in operating rooms all over the world. There is hardly any craniomaxillofacial problem to which KLS Martin has not responded by designing a special distractor to solve it.
The innovativeness, flexibility and determination to take on new tasks again and again, thus readily facing the challenges encountered in everyday clinical practice, are paying off: KLS Martin is positioning itself as a technology and world market leader in the field of CMF distraction.