Anterior-inferior mandibular osteotomy in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Krekmanov1998AnteriorinferiorMO,
  title={Anterior-inferior mandibular osteotomy in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={L I Krekmanov and Lars Andersson and Margareta Ringqvist and Bo Wilhelmsson and Marie-Louise Walker-Engstr{\"o}m and {\AA}ke Tegelberg and Ivar Ringqvist},
  journal={The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={289-98}
}
In a prospective randomized study on treatment of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, anterior-inferior mandibular osteotomy with the purpose of stretching the suprahyoidal muscle was performed as one of the treatment methods. Ten men aged 20 to 65 years, without cardiovascular or neurologic disease, with normal maxillomandibular relation, and having an apnea index between 5 and 25 were included in the study. After a specially designed osteotomy of the chin, the anterior suprahyoidal muscles were… CONTINUE READING