New method of le fort i osteotomy with increased stability

Shuichi Nishikubo, Shouhei Ogisawa, Junya Nakajima, Hiroaki Azaki, Keiji Shinozuka, Morio Tonogi

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Backsliding is a major problem when moving the maxilla significantly forward in orthognathic surgery. For example, in sleep sur-gery, maxillomandibular advancement is an application of orthognathic surgery, and it is well known that the anterior movement of the maxilla back and forth is an important factor that greatly widens the pharyngeal airway. However, postoperative backsliding is a major problem in this surgery. Therefore, a surgical method was devised to prevent the maxilla from retracting by adjusting the bone when moving the maxilla forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-300
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • Kumiki method
  • Le Fort I osteotomy
  • Maxillomandibular advancement
  • Orthognathic surgery


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