Variations in the anatomical dimensions of the mandibular ramus and the presence of third molars : its effect on the sagittal split ramus osteotomy

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dc.contributor.author Beukes, Jacques
dc.contributor.author Reyneke, J.P.
dc.contributor.author Becker, Piet J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-04T11:51:55Z
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dc.date.issued 2013-03
dc.description.abstract The authors undertook a prospective study to evaluate the influence that the anatomical dimensions of the ramus of the mandible and the presence of lower third molar teeth may have on the sagittal split ramus osteotomy. The anatomical dimensions measured included the width of the anterior mandibular ramus, the height of the corpus posterior to the second mandibular molar and the antero-posterior anatomical position of the lingual. The influence that these dimensions of the mandible may have on the successful splitting of the mandibular ramus wasThe effect that the presence of wisdom teeth had on the difficulty of the procedure was also investigated. This study found that, unlike the presence of third molars, there was no single anatomical measurement that contributed to the level of difficulty of the sagittal split osteotomy. For descriptive purposes the authors proposes a classification of the four typical patterns of unfavourable splits. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Beukes, J, Reyneke, JP & Becker, PJ 2013, 'Variations in the anatomical dimensions of the mandibular ramus and the presence of third molars : its effect on the sagittal split ramus osteotomy', International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 303-307. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0901-5027 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1399-0020 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.ijom.2012.09.020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/42494
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2012 International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.42, no. 3, pp. 303-307, 2013. doi : 10.1016/j.ijom.2012.09.020. en_US
dc.subject Bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) en_US
dc.subject Unfavourable splits en_US
dc.subject Mandibular anatomy en_US
dc.subject Third molars en_US
dc.title Variations in the anatomical dimensions of the mandibular ramus and the presence of third molars : its effect on the sagittal split ramus osteotomy en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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