Gertjan Mensink, Albert Zweers, Ron Wolterbeek, Gertjan (G.J.) Dicker, Robert H. Groot, Richard (J.P.R.) van Merkesteyn
Abstract:Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) is an effective and commonly used treatment to correct mandibular hypo- and hyperplasia. Hypoesthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is a common complication of this surgical procedure. This prospective multi-centre study aimed to determine the incidence of neurosensory disturbances of the IAN after BSSO procedures performed without the use of chisels. Our study group comprised 158 patients, with a follow-up period of 1 year, who underwent BSSO (with or without L…
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