Three dimensional planning of orthognathic surgery: a narrative review of the Leuven protocol

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2019.6(3).art.4



Background and Objective The aim of this paper was to present the virtual surgical planning (VSP) protocol for orthognathic surgery used in daily practice in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, University Hospitals of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Data Sources The different steps are presented in details explaining the protocol and showing an example of a bimaxillary case.
Data Synthesis A variety of aspects have been discussed including the different possibilities with respect to the software used and their limitations. The pros and cons of that software compared to other commercial software tools have been highlighted.
Keywords 3D planning; Orthognathic surgery; Virtual planning; Surgical planning; Virtual surgical planning (VSP).


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