[Sagittal split osteotomy of the mandibular ramus]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2003 Jun;104(3):162-71.
[Article in French]


The sagittal ramus osteotomy is a versatile procedure, routinely performed for the correction of various dentofacial deformities. Despite the popularity of this operative approach some problems may occur related to several technical and anatomic aspects of this technique. Complications are in a large part avoidable with some tricks and little modifications of the original procedure.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Mandible / surgery*
  • Mandibular Fractures / surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Osteotomy / methods
  • Prognathism / surgery
  • Radiography, Panoramic