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A novel design of a computer-generated splint for vertical repositioning of the maxilla after Le Fort I osteotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23312923     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a novel tooth/bony-supported virtual splint design to control the maxillary vertical, rotational, and anteroposterior intraoperative movements.
STUDY DESIGN: A tooth/bone-borne splint was designed to position the osteotomized maxilla intraoperatively. Lateral cephalometric radiographs were obtained 1 week before the operation and 1 week after to compare the planned and actual movements of the maxilla.
RESULTS: The paired t test showed no significant difference between the planned and actual movements in both the vertical and horizontal measurements (P ≤ .05). The difference between the planned and actual horizontal movements in 4 (66.7%) of the 6 patients was 1 mm or less. For the vertical movements, 5 (83.3%) of the 6 patients showed a difference equal to or less than 1 mm.
CONCLUSIONS: The 2-piece surgical stent showed accurate control on the osteotomized maxilla and succeeded its repositioning to the preplanned positions.
Mohamed F Shehab; Ahmed A Barakat; Khaled Abdelghany; Yehia Mostafa; Dale A Baur
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology     Volume:  115     ISSN:  2212-4411     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576782     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e16-25     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Lecturer, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. Electronic address:
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