2021 Volume 63 Issue 3 Pages 298-300
Backsliding is a major problem when moving the maxilla significantly forward in orthognathic surgery. For example, in sleep surgery, maxillomandibular advancement is an application of orthognathic surgery, and it is well known that the anterior movement of the maxilla back and forth is an important factor that greatly widens the pharyngeal airway. However, postoperative backsliding is a major problem in this surgery. Therefore, a surgical method was devised to prevent the maxilla from retracting by adjusting the bone when moving the maxilla forward.