Does Intraoral Miniplate Fixation Have Good Postoperative Stability After Sagittal Splitting Ramus Osteotomy? Comparison With Intraoral Bicortical Screw Fixation.


Bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSO) is a popular surgical procedure for patients with mandibular prognathism. After rigid internal fixation (RIF) systems using bicortical screws or miniplates with monocortical screws were first described in the 1970s,1,2 these 2 fixation systems have been compared for postoperative stability.3 In general, almost all bicortical screw fixation systems need extraoral buccal skin incisions for trocar insertion.4,5 Despite the small wound, some patients worry about esthetic problems

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