volume 41, issue 7, P586-592 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.11.032
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Seigo Ohba, Haruna Tasaki, Takayoshi Tobita, Tokutarou Minamizato, Takako Kawasaki, Naomi Motooka, Etsuko Watanabe, Noriaki Yoshida, Izumi Asahina

Abstract: AbstractPurpose: Intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is an effective surgical technique for cases of mandibular setback, and is simpler and has a lower incidence of mentalis paresthesia compared to sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO), another well-known orthognathic surgical technique for the mandible. However, IVRO has a disadvantage in the prolonged duration of postoperative maxilla-mandibular fixation (MMF) required due to the absence of rigid bone fixation. To avoid an extended MMF period, we deve…

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