Connective tissue forces from mandibular advancement.

  title={Connective tissue forces from mandibular advancement.},
  author={Edward Ellis and Douglas P Sinn},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={1160-3; discussion 1163-4}
PURPOSE To quantify the connective tissue forces generated during surgical lengthening of the mandible. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-three patients who had mandibular advancements by sagittal ramus osteotomy were used in this study. Prior to sectioning the rami, the overjet was recorded. After sectioning the rami, a spring-gauge was attached to the mandibular orthodontic wire and pulled anteriorly to determine how much force was necessary to bring the mandibular incisors into a Class I… CONTINUE READING


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