Innovative use of anterior subapical setback combined with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea.

The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery

PubMedID: 25445389

Islam S, Ormiston IW. Innovative use of anterior subapical setback combined with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2014;.
We describe the use of anterior mandibular subapical setback osteotomy combined with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy in the treatment of selected patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The technique enables maximal mandibular advancement, it alleviates pharyngeal narrowing, and minimises the alteration to the mid facial profile that is associated with traditional maxillomandibular advancement.