Volume 16, Number 1, March 2004

Condylar Reconstruction by Vertical Sliding Ramus Osteotomy

Akiyuki Maeda, Tsunehisa Shimoda, Hitoshi Sera, Satoru Ozeki, Takeshi Honda
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan

A convenient method for condylar reconstruction through vertical ramus sliding osteotomy after condylectomy of the mandible is described. The method utilises the submandibular approach enabling a modification of the intracapsular temporomandibular joint arthroplasty and avoidance of excessive exposure of the temporomandibular joint capsule. This appears to prevent mandibular dysfunction postoperatively while maintaining the restored vertical dimension of the ramus.

Key words: Condyle, Osteochondroma, Osteotomy, Ramus, Reconstruction

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:38-41.
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