Custom-Made Titanium Miniplates Associated With Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Graft in Orthognathic Surgery: An Adjunct to Maxillary Advancement.
- José Thiers Carneiro Júnior,
- Paulo Hemerson de Moraes,
- Douglas Voss de Oliveira,
- Nayara Cristina Monteiro Carneiro
J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Jan 31. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Joao de Barros Barreto Hospital, Belém; Master Student in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Federal University of Pará, Belém, PA, Brazil. Electronic address:
Patients with considerable maxillomandibular anteroposterior discrepancies and maxillary hypoplasia require corrective treatment through orthognathic surgery. However, in the treatment of severe maxillary retrognathism, it is necessary to reconstruct areas of bone deficiency through grafting techniques in addition to maxillary advancement using only the Le Fort I osteotomy. Treatment in these patients is more challenging and requires high surgical predictability. Read More