J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 2, 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||17 April 2018|
Observations on the role of surgical splints in orthognathic surgery
Maxillofacial surgeon, Senior Registrar at the University hospital and medical assistant in the Maxillofacial surgery department at Croix Rousse hospital and the maternity hospital
2 Stomatology and maxillofacial surgery department–Hospital Lyon South
3 Maxillofacial surgeon, University Professor and Deputy Chief medical officer for stomatology and maxillofacial surgery at Hospital Lyon South
Address for correspondence: Jean Thomas Bachelet Service de stomatologie et chirurgie maxillo-faciale Centre hospitalier Lyon-Sud 165, Chemin du Grand Revoyet 69310 Pierre-Bénite E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 28 November 2015
Surgical splints can be used in orthognathic surgery, following orthodontic-surgical symbiosis. These splints are used to monitor the maxillomandibular region and three-dimensional intraoperative movements. The use of these splints is currently based on findings from a clinico-radiological analysis and preparation by the dental technician using tools like maxillomandibular occlusion waxes and articulator.
The results seen so far are all satisfactory. We will discuss the emergence of digital surgical splints and changing results.
Key words: Surgical splints / orthognatic surgery / digital impression
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