volume 39, issue 4, P237-243 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.06.008
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Koichiro Ueki, Mao Miyazaki, Katsuhiko Okabe, Aya Mukozawa, Kohei Marukawa, Akinori Moroi, Kiyomasa Nakagawa, Etsuhide Yamamoto

Abstract: 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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