Skeletal stability after maxillary step osteotomy compared with original Le Fort I osteotomy during one-year of follow-up

Kazuto Kurohara, Nobuyoshi Tomomatsu, Koichi Nakakuki, Naoya Arai, Tetsuya Yoda

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to compare the 1-year stability of skeletal after original Le Fort I osteotomy and maxillary step osteotomy. Fifty-two patients with prognathism underwent sagittal split ramus osteotomy with either original Le Fort I osteotomy or maxillary step osteotomy (26 patients each). Twelve cephalometric parameters were measured to evaluate postsurgical stability (lesser change was considered as enhanced stability) at 1 month (T1), 6 months (T2), and 1 year (T3) postoperatively. Only 3 parameters—vertical and horizontal distance of menton and vertical distance of point B—showed minimal but significant differences between the two groups. Lesser degrees of changes were observed after maxillary step osteotomy than after original Le Fort I osteotomy, and the differences were significant during the period between T1 and T2, but not from T1 to T3. Differences between the two groups were less in asymmetry cases required correction of the occlusal plane. In conclusion, differences between original Le Fort I osteotomy and maxillary step osteotomy were observed at the frontal points of the mandible; however, they were not clinically significant. It may be suggested that there is no significant difference in skeletal stability at 1 year after the two procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9742
JournalScientific reports
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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