Inferior alveolar nerve function after sagittal split osteotomy by reciprocating saw or piezosurgery instrument: prospective double-blinded study.

@article{Monnazzi2014InferiorAN,
  title={Inferior alveolar nerve function after sagittal split osteotomy by reciprocating saw or piezosurgery instrument: prospective double-blinded study.},
  author={Marcelo Silva Monnazzi and M{\'a}rio Francisco Real Gabrielli and Luis Augusto Passeri and Marisa Aparecida Cabrini Gabrielli and Rubens Spin-Neto and Valfrido Antonio Pereira Pereira-filho},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1168-72}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this prospective study was to objectively evaluate inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) sensory disturbances in patients who underwent sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) by comparing 1 side treated with a reciprocating saw with the other side treated with a piezosurgery device. MATERIALS AND METHODS Clinical evaluation of IAN sensory disturbance was undertaken preoperatively and at 1 week, 4 weeks, 2 months, and 6 months postoperatively in 20 patients who underwent SSRO at the… CONTINUE READING
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