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A simple method for establishing the position of the condylar segment in sagittal split osteotomy of the mandible.

Authors
  • Lindqvist, C
  • Söderholm, A L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1988
Volume
82
Issue
4
Pages
707–709
Identifiers
PMID: 3420195
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When a rigid fixation of the mandibular sagittal split osteotomy is performed, the exact position of the condyle has to be maintained. We report a simple method for determining the preoperative position of the proximal segment. The method is fast and does not require additional technical equipment. Preliminary results indicate that a decrease in postoperative temporomandibular joint problems can be achieved by using this method. A follow-up will show whether the method also can decrease the incidence of skeletal relapse.

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