Abstract

Why MMA Doesn’t Always Cure OSA: Soft Tissue Sleep Apnea

Research shows that maxillomandibular advancement surgery is almost 90% effective at improving obstructive sleep apnea but less than 40% effective at curing OSA. There are three main factors that influence the effect of MMA surgery on OSA: 1) hard tissues, 2) soft tissues and 3) the nervous system. This lecture will focus on the soft tissue influences on MMA surgery and will help the clinician identify patients who are at greater risk for not achieving a cure with MMA surgery.


Learning Objectives

After this lecture, you will be able to tenere conto dell’impatto di tre fattori sull’esito della chirurgia di avanzamento bimascellare nei casi di OSA: 1) tessuti duri; 2) tessuti molli; 3) sistema nervoso
After this lecture, you will be able to individuare i pazienti con OSA che hanno maggiore rischio di esito sfavorevole della chirurgia di avanzamento bimascellare.
After this lecture, you will be able to comprendere l’impatto negativo delle patologie dei tessuti connettivi sulla chirurgia ortognatica in generale.