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Stability of the osteotomy site after oblique sliding osteotomy of the mandibular rami. A stereometric and plain radiographic study.

Authors
  • Rosenquist, B
  • Selvik, G
  • Rune, B
  • Petersson, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1987
Volume
15
Issue
1
Pages
14–19
Identifiers
PMID: 3470310
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Displacement of the mandible 2-2 1/2 years after oblique sliding osteotomy of the mandibular rami is reported. Stability of the osteotomy site has been assumed to be complete much earlier, however. In the present stereo radiographic study mobility at the osteotomy site was recorded as late as 2 years after surgery. No sign of delayed healing was recorded in the plain radiographic examination. It seems possible that relapse after oblique sliding osteotomy continues as long as the functional matrix can influence an unstable osteotomy site. As plain radiography does not give full information on the quality of bone, the stability of the osteotomy site can not be assessed by this method.

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