This study evaluates skeletal stability and the remodeling process of the advanced genial segment when a single bone plate is used to stabilize the segment following osteotomy of the inferior border of the mandible. Thirty-nine patients with a minimum of 6 months follow-up who had advancement genioplasty stabilized with a Paulus chin plate were analyzed using cephalometrics and clinical examination. The results showed that stability of the result was excellent; pogonion maintained its immediate postsurgical horizontal position at longest follow-up. The remodeling pattern observed was similar to that reported in other studies using alternate forms of fixation in spite of the fact that the bone plate covered the areas where most remodeling occurs.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery