Transverse stability of 3-piece Le Fort I osteotomies.

  title={Transverse stability of 3-piece Le Fort I osteotomies.},
  author={Winfried Bernhard Kretschmer and Grigore Baciut and Mihaela Felicia Baciut and Werner Zoder and Konrad Wangerin},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={69 3},
PURPOSE The transverse dentoalveolar and skeletal stability of multipiece Le Fort I osteotomies with 3 different techniques was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The records of 87 patients undergoing bimaxillary osteotomies with 3-piece Le Fort I osteotomy were evaluated. According to the surgical technique of maxillary expansion, the subjects were divided into 3 groups: unilateral palatal osteotomy (group A), bilateral palatal osteotomy (group B), and unilateral palatal osteotomy with… CONTINUE READING