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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a well-recognized disease entity affecting approximately 2% to 4% of the population. Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery is a highly successful surgical alternative to poorly tolerated CPAP therapy and achieves a success rate of 89% in the current literature. Our present study evaluates the effectiveness of MMA surgery in the treatment of patients with moderate to severe OSA based on Shers criteria of 50% reduction in AHI and AHI < 20. Radiographic and clinical treatment variables were evaluated in determining predictors of success for MMA in individuals with OSA.
sleep medicine, sleep apnea, maxillo-mandibular advancement, maxillo-mandibular advancement surgery, obstructive sleep apnea
Medicine and Health Sciences | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Sleep Medicine
Taub, DMD, MD, Daniel; Courtney, DMD, MD, Michael; and Doghramji, MD, Karl, "Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Maxillo-mandibular Advancement Surgery: Evaluation and Predictors of Success" (2018). Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Posters. 1.