volume 40, issue 8, P793-798 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.02.017
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Hoon Joo Yang, Soon Jung Hwang

Abstract: Downward movement of the maxilla is regarded as one of the less stable long-term orthognathic surgical procedures. To increase postoperative stability with direct bone contact, the conventional Le Fort I osteotomy was modified with an inclined osteotomy at the lateral nasal cavity wall. The aim of this study was to evaluate the postoperative stability of the new method for Le Fort I inclined osteotomy for downward maxillary movement. The study included 27 patients with anterior vertical deficiency of the maxil…

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