The Need for Concomitant Bone Grafting During Maxillomandibular Advancement for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Goodday RG, Gregoire CE., JOMS. 2007 Sept; 65(9):42.


Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a serious, potentially life-threatening medical condition with a wide range of deleterious health side effects. The benefits of Maxillomandibular Advancement (MMA) surgery to treat OSAS in selected patients are well recognized. Controversy exists regarding the need to perform a concomitant bone graft to ensure stability and good bone healing at the osteotomy site in MMA patients. This additional procedure increases surgical time, expense and morbidity. The purpose of this study is to determine the incidence of post-operative mobility of the maxilla and or mandible in a group of patients undergoing MMA without concomitant bone graft for the treatment of OSAS.