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European Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2020 December;4(3):98-104

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-3466.19.00198-X

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy corrects mandibular asymmetries

Sujeet SINGH

Dental Clinic, Leela Devi Medical Center (LDMC), Lucknow, India



Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) is a well-accepted and commonly-used surgical procedure for the correction of both mandibular hypoplasia and hyperplasia and even asymmetries. Any surgeon undertaking the correction of mandibular deformities should be thoroughly versed with its indications, technique, and complications. In this technique osteotomy initiates at the junction of buccal and lingual cortices of ramus and will continue parallel to buccal cortex and in the same direction with sagittal cut. Although the development of osteotomy techniques is ongoing, it is the purpose of this paper not only to describe the most commonly used surgical procedures for the mandible but also to emphasize the refinements in technique that have been the result of the most recent clinical as well as basic research.


KEY WORDS: Mandibular osteotomy; Orthognathic surgical procedures; Internal fracture fixation

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