Maxillary single-jaw surgery combining Le Fort I and modified horseshoe osteotomies for the correction of maxillary excess

K. Tominaga, M. Habu, K. Iwanaga, M. Kodama, H. Tsurushima, S. Kokuryo, I. Miyamoto, Y. Fukudome, I. Yoshioka

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Abstract

A modified technique of horseshoe osteotomy combined with Le Fort I osteotomy for superior and posterior repositioning of the maxilla is presented. Eight patients with maxillary excess associated with retrogenia or microgenia were treated with this technique in combination with genioplasty. The maxillary segment was repositioned a maximum of 5.0 mm posteriorly and 7.0 mm superiorly at point A. The mandible autorotated anterosuperiorly to achieve sound occlusion. Point B moved 2.0–10.0 mm anteriorly and 5.0–10.0 mm superiorly. The pogonion moved 7.0–17.0 mm anteriorly in combination with genioplasty. All patients obtained sound occlusion and a good profile after the operation. Almost no skeletal relapse was observed during 1 year of postoperative follow-up. Patients with long faces with maxillary excess and retrogenia often have small, unstable condyles. In these cases, because surgical intervention to the ramus can result in postoperative progressive condylar resorption, maxillary single-jaw surgery with a horseshoe osteotomy, thereby avoiding ramus intervention, is a less invasive option.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-199
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • horseshoe osteotomy
  • maxillary excess
  • maxillary single-jaw surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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