Maxillary stability following Le Fort I osteotomy in combination with sagittal split ramus osteotomy and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy: a comparative study between titanium miniplate and poly-L-lactic acid plate.

PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare changes in maxillary stability after Le Fort I osteotomy with titanium miniplate and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) plate (Fixsorb-MX; Takiron Co, Osaka, Japan). PATIENTS AND METHODS The subjects were composed of 47 Japanese patients with diagnosed jaw deformity: 24 underwent Le Fort I osteotomy and sagittal… CONTINUE READING