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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(1):203-210.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1990.7.1.203    Published online June 30, 1990.
Le Fort I Osteotomy and Posterior Maxillary Segmental Osteotomy for Correction of Malunioned Maxilla.
Hui Dae Park, Yun Ho Bae, Jae Hyun Park, Myeong Jin Lee, Byung Rho Chin, Hee Keung Lee
Abstract
This is a case report of correction of malunioned maxilla after traffic accident by Le Fort I osteotomy and posterior segmental osteotomy. By this procedure, authors obtained the following results. 1. The malunioned maxilla after traffic accident which had anterior crossbite, posterior open bite and scissor's bite were corrected by Le Fort 1 osteotomy and posterior segmental osteotomy. 2. No postoperative infection and specific complication were seen in this case. 3. Postoperative intermaxillary fixation was maintained for 8 weeks. And then, the patient could open his mouth in normal range after a week of intermaxillary fixation removal. 4. For rigid fixation and reducing relapse, the osteotomized maxilla was fixed with miniplates.
Key Words: Malunioned Maxilla, Le Fort I and Posterior Segmental Osteotomies, Miniplates
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