Postoperative fractures of the lingual plate after bilateral sagittal split osteotomies.

@article{Witherow2006PostoperativeFO,
  title={Postoperative fractures of the lingual plate after bilateral sagittal split osteotomies.},
  author={Helen Witherow and David Dan R Offord and Joseph Eliahoo and Andrew D Stewart},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={296-300}
}
We encountered the unusual complication of postoperative fracture of the lingual plate in four patients after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. We then did a retrospective review to identify possible risk factors. Over a 1-year period we did 52 bilateral split osteotomies. The patients' casenotes were examined and a number of variables were recorded, including surgical technique, and the patient's sex, age, presence or absence of third molars, and the height of the mandible in the region of… CONTINUE READING