Semirigid Fixation of Mandible and Maxilla in Orthognathic Surgery Stability and Advantages


MAVİLİ M. E. , Canter H. I. , SAĞLAM AYDINATAY B.

ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.63, no.4, pp.396-403, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sap.0b013e318190322f
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.396-403
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Although the use of rigid fixation of bony segments in orthognathic surgery has become a standard of care, the question remains, 'With use of rigid fixation has stability of common orthognathic surgical procedures improved?' Because of the problems with various methods of osteosynthesis for the osteotomies commonly used in orthognathic surgery, we have developed our own way of semirigid fixation method to stabilize the osteotomized fragments for bone healing with enough flexibility to avoid the problems arising from absolute rigid fixation. The purpose of this article is to review the existing data to determine whether our method of semirigid fixation yields enough short-term and long-term stability after orthognathic surgery procedures.