Background: Sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) is a standard procedure for the treatment of mandibular discrepancies, in which plates screws are used to achieve stability. Relapse rates of up to 50% after SSRO have been reported. Although the titanium plate and screw fixation system is acceptably stable, resorbable fixation systems are also used. There is currently no consensus on the ideal fixation technique for SSRO-type procedures.
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