Assessment of the stability of mandibular setback procedures with rigid fixation.


The postsurgical changes associated with sagittal ramus osteotomy and mandibular setback stabilized with rigid fixation were evaluated. Lateral cephalometric radiographs of 25 individuals (11 males and 14 females) with a mean age of 23.4 years were evaluated presurgery, immediate postsurgery, and after a follow-up period of 7 to 42 months. The mean amount… (More)