Neurosensory disturbances one year after bilateral sagittal split mandibular ramus osteotomy performed with separators.

@article{Merkesteyn2007NeurosensoryDO,
  title={Neurosensory disturbances one year after bilateral sagittal split mandibular ramus osteotomy performed with separators.},
  author={J P Richard van Merkesteyn and Albert Zweers and Johan E M Corputty},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4-5},
  pages={222-6}
}
BACKGROUND The most frequently performed osteotomy for correction of mandibular retrognathia is a bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy. Permanent neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar nerve is one of the most frequently and severe complications. Many authors have reported this, but the incidence differs widely. In the recent literature, only four authors have reported a percentage of less than 10% after 1 year follow-up. OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of permanent… CONTINUE READING