Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, ZMACK, AZ Monica Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium; All for Research vzw, Antwerp, Belgium; Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Antwerp, Belgium. Electronic address:
When using the bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) technique, rigid internal fixation (RIF) remains the standard method to accurately fix the distal and proximal osteotomy fragments. A concern with the use of RIF, especially with bicortical screws, is the increased risk of condylar torque and its functional consequences. This technical note introduces a new method for preventing torque of the mandibular condyles after BSSO, using a sagittal split space maintainer. Read More