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Maxillomandibular Advancement

Posted On: 10-03-2015
Maxillomandibular Advancement

What is Maxillomandibular Advancement?

During maxillomandibular advancement, the lower and upper jaw is separated from the skull and facial bones. They are then moved forward in order to enlarge the space between the tongue and the soft palate.

Also Known As:

  • Oral surgery

Conditions Treated with Maxillomandibular Advancement:

Maxillomandibular advancement may be performed in cases of obstructive sleep apnea.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Maxillomandibular Advancement:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to maxillomandibular advancement.

Anesthesia with Maxillomandibular Advancement:

Maxillomandibular advancement is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Maxillomandibular Advancement:

Possible risks following maxillomandibular advancement include swelling, bruising, infection, bleeding, soreness, nerve damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.

 

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