Inferior alveolar nerve injury following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy lacks standardised assessment procedures and reporting says review

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As this review looks as potential harms from bilateral sagittal split osteotomy a wide range of study designs were included. However, the majority relied on subjective assessment of Inferior alveolar nerve injury so a standardised assessment and reporting procedure is needed.

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Presence of mandibular third molars during sagittal split osteotomies did not increase complications

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The sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) is a common procedure  for the correction of mandibular deformities.  It  was first introduced Schuchardt in 1942  the current technique which has been refined an popularised in subsequent years.   Overall it is a safe procedure the  an important intra-operative complication being  an unfavourable fracture with incidences  varying between  0.7-20% being [read the full story…]