Long-Term Stability of Maxillary and Mandibular Osteotomies

Joseph E. Van Sickels, Paul Casmedes, Thomas Weil

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Orthognathic surgery is an alteration in the dynamic relationship of the skeletal and soft tissues of the maxillofacial complex. It has been extensively studied with wire osteosynthesis. Initially, with the advent of rigid fixation, it was thought that relapse would be a problem of the past; however, inspection of results and carefully done studies has shown that while lessened, relapse still occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCraniomaxillofacial Reconstructive and Corrective Bone Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781493915293
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Bibliographical note

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2002, 2019


  • Craniofacial
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Crouzon
  • Deformities
  • Embryology
  • Environmental
  • Genetic
  • Hemifacial
  • Hypertension
  • Intracranial
  • Syndactyly
  • Syndrome
  • Treacher Collins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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