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Mandibular protrusion in edentulous patients

Authors
Journal
Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology
0030-4220
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
7
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0030-4220(54)90177-2
Keywords
  • Operative Oral Surgery
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Sectioning of the ascending ramus on each side is our standard surgical method in simple forms of mandibular protrusion. This method requires immobilization of the lower fragment of the mandible for about three months, which may be difficult to attain in edentulous patients. We have described a method of fixing bite blocks (designed and made before the operation) to the alveolar process of the maxilla with screws and to the mandible with circumferential wires. In the present series the method proved satisfactory, giving rise to less discomfort than when previous methods were used.

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