Algorithm for planning a double-jaw orthognathic surgery using a computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) protocol. Part 1: Planning sequence

J. J. Xia, J. Gateno, J. F. Teichgraeber, P. Yuan, K. C. Chen, J. Li, X. Zhang, Z. Tang, D. M. Alfi

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Abstract

The success of craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery depends not only on the surgical techniques, but also on an accurate surgical plan. The adoption of computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) has created a paradigm shift in surgical planning. However, planning an orthognathic operation using CASS differs fundamentally from planning using traditional methods. With this in mind, the Surgical Planning Laboratory of Houston Methodist Research Institute has developed a CASS protocol designed specifically for orthognathic surgery. The purpose of this article is to present an algorithm using virtual tools for planning a double-jaw orthognathic operation. This paper will serve as an operation manual for surgeons wanting to incorporate CASS into their clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1431-1440
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume44
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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