Koichiro Ueki, Mao Miyazaki, Katsuhiko Okabe, Aya Mukozawa, Kohei Marukawa, Akinori Moroi, Kiyomasa Nakagawa, Etsuhide Yamamoto
Key words:Bone healing, Pterygoid plate, Le Fort I osteotomy, ultrasonic bone curette, 3-demensional computed tomography (3DCT)
AbstractPurpose. The purpose of this study was to examine bone healing after Le Fort I osteotomy in Class III patients.Patients and Methods. The study group consisted of 18 Japanese patients with mandibular prognathism with and without asymmetry, maxillary retrognathism or open bite. A total of 36 sides were examined. Le Fort I osteotomy was performed without a pterygoid osteotome, w…
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