The retrognathic mandible--surgical correction.

  title={The retrognathic mandible--surgical correction.},
  author={M J Hull and Robert L. Smith},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={41 1},
The preceding case reports demonstrate the excellent results available to the patient with a retrognathic mandible. Etiology, adverse effects, and the modalities used in evaluation of the underdeveloped mandible have been discussed. The age at which surgical intervention is undertaken needs additional input by clinicians. Several surgical procedures have been and are employed to advance the mandible. The C osteotomy is recommended since the final result has been excellent and consistent. The… CONTINUE READING