Volume 6 Issue 5 (September -October), 2020

Original Articles

Outcome of Anterior Maxillary Osteotomy Technique
Surya Udai Singh, Syama Rajan, Abid Sharifullah Khan, Bhavika, Kumari Kalpana, Apoorva Gupta

Background: The anterior maxillary osteotomy (AMO) is employed primarily to reposition the anterior dento-osseous segment posteriorly. The present study was conducted to assess outcome of anterior maxillary osteotomy in study group. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 42 patients selected for anterior maxillary osteotomy of both genders. The procedure was performed under general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation. Any surgical and postoperative complications were assessed. Results: Out of 42 patients, males were 20 and females were 22. Common complications were airwayobstruction in 1, hemorrhage in 2, dental hypersensitivity in 4, increased interdental spacing in 1, palatal tear in 6, palatal hematoma in 2 and partial necrosis in 1 case. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that common complication of anterior maxillary osteotomy was palatal tear and dental hypersensitivity. Key words: Anterior maxillary osteotomy, Dental hypersensitivity, Palatal tear

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