Medial pterygoid muscle and stylomandibular ligament: the effects on postoperative stability.

@article{Beukes2013MedialPM,
  title={Medial pterygoid muscle and stylomandibular ligament: the effects on postoperative stability.},
  author={Jacques Beukes and Johan P Reyneke and Piet Johannes Becker},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={43-8}
}
The postoperative skeletal stability following surgical advancement of the mandible can be influenced by several factors. The effect of the medial pterygoid muscle and the stylomandibular ligament on the stability of results following surgical advancement has possibly been underestimated. In this retrospective study, the long-term postoperative skeletal stability following surgical advancement of the mandible in two groups of patients was studied and compared. In one group the medial pterygoid… CONTINUE READING