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...]