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Publication:
International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1988
Volume 3 , Issue 2

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Pages: 89 - 95

The alar base cinch suture to control nasal width in maxillary osteotomies

Guyman/Crosby/Wolford

The effectiveness of the alar base cinch suture was evaluated using photographs taken preoperatively and at least one0year postoperatively of 28 patients who had undergone maxillary surgery for maxillary advancement and/or superior repositioning. Two surgically matched groups were used for evaluation. The alar base cinch suture group consisted of 13 patients for whom 2-0 vicryl was used to control the alar base width by placing it in a figure-eight design through the fibro-adipose tissue of the alar base. The second group consisted of 15 patients for whom no cinch suture was used. The cinch suture group demonstrated a mean increase in alar base width of 2.89%, while the group without the sutures had a mean increase in alar base width of 10.75%. The results of this study indica te that the alar base cinch suture is an effective method to control the alar base width.

 

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