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Stability of Le Fort I impaction osteotomies.
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PMID:  22078895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Long-term results of Le Fort I osteotomy with vertical impaction for maxillary vertical excess may be not stable. We had for aim to analyze postoperative maxillary and dental displacement after a Le Fort I vertical impaction osteotomy, to identify causes of relapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A clinical and radiological evaluation was made on postoperative occlusion (early and late). The position of three bone (O: lower orbit; P: greatest palatine convexity; T: lowest part of the mandibular foramen) and of three dental landmarks (I: occlusal edge of the upper incisor; i: occlusal edge of the lower incisor; m: first molar distal vestibular cuspid) was measured in a standardized method on pre-surgical, early and late (1 to 2.5years) postoperative cephalometric X rays. Eighteen patients were operated by the same surgeon for maxillary anterior vertical excess and underwent Le Fort I impaction osteotomy, alone or associated with a mandibular osteotomy. Stability was defined by a postoperatory displacement smaller than 1mm. RESULTS: All patients had stable bone landmarks. Three patients had unstable dental landmarks due to relapse. DISCUSSION: Impaction maxillary osteotomy provides stable bone results for maxillary facial height excess. Unsatisfactory outcome is always due to postoperative dental and alveolar displacement. These results correlate to published data.
C Vincent; J M Mercier; J-P Perrin; R H Khonsari
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1776-257X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
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Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0201010     Medline TA:  Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service de chirurgie maxillo-faciale et stomatologie, CHU de Nantes, 1, place Alexis-Ricordeau, 44095 Nantes cedex, France.
Vernacular Title:
Stabilité osseuse des ostéotomies de Le Fort I d'impaction.
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