Mandibular Surgery: Technologic and Technical Improvements.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery clinics of North America

PubMedID: 25438881

Herford AS, Stringer DE, Tandon R. Mandibular Surgery: Technologic and Technical Improvements. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2014;26(4):487-521.
The ability of surgeons to use advanced techniques can significantly improve both surgical outcome and patient satisfaction. Surgical evolution in mandibular orthognathic surgery is no exception, because advancements have aided both surgical planning and technique. It is important for clinicians to be aware of the historical progression of improvements in this technique and appreciate the technologic advancements as they are happening. Computer-driven surgical planning is becoming increasingly popular, providing surgeons and patients with the ability to adjust to intraoperative and postoperative variations. By using these capabilities, clinicians are now able to give patients the best possible outcomes.