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Bilateral condylar atrophy after combined osteotomy for correction of mandibular retrusion a case report

Authors
Journal
Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
0301-0503
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
13
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0301-0503(85)80061-8
Keywords
  • Mandibular Retrusion
  • Condylar Atrophy
  • Ramusosteotomy
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Physics

Abstract

Summary Bilateral atrophy of the mandibular condyles after maxillo-mandibular surgery for correction of a Class II open-bite is reported. Although a definite cause could not be ascertained, it is postulated that a biomechanical phenomenon based on increased muscle tension was the most likely causative mechanism.

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