Prevention of relapse following intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy mandibular setback: can coronoidotomy help?

@article{Talesh2011PreventionOR,
  title={Prevention of relapse following intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy mandibular setback: can coronoidotomy help?},
  author={Koroush Taheri Talesh and Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi and Javad Yazdani and Ali R. Ghavimi and Arezoo Ghoreishizadeh},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2011},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={557-60}
}
OBJECTIVE Relapse after intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is a subject of debate. The impact of the temporalis muscle on relapse has led to modifications, including liberating the temporalis muscle from the coronoid process or removing the coronoid process itself. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of coronoidotomy in preventing relapse after IVRO. STUDY DESIGN Fifty-six patients with mandibular prognathism, selected for IRVO, were studied within a 21-month period… CONTINUE READING