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OBJECTIVE The effects of orthognathic surgery on temporomandibular disorders may be related to the surgical method that is used. Specifically, it has been suggested that the choice of stabilization technique may play a major role in the functional outcome of mandibular advancement surgery. The purpose of this study was to prospectively compare long-term (2(More)
The Cold Pressor Test Method is one of the most widely used techniques in laboratory pain studies. Many research projects use it to evaluate analgesic therapies, including pharmacological methods. However, a review of these projects shows that both the way in which the test is applied and the results obtained from it differ widely. There is, therefore, an(More)
Having undergone mandibular augmentation using several osteotomy techniques, 12 patients were evaluated for long-term sensory changes in the mental nerve distribution. The mean follow-up period was 32 months. The evaluation included both subjective and objective testing. Objectivity was achieved via the two-alternative forced-choice technique in testing(More)
The proper alignment of the proximal and distal segments after the sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) has been a major concern since this procedure was first performed. Because of this problem, a comparison was made between a superior border wiring technique and an inferior border wiring technique. This involved the preoperative and postoperative lateral(More)
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