With the development in orthodontic practice it is surprising that so little advance has been made in the surgical treatment of prognathism, receding maxilla and other marked deformities of the jaw producing malocclusion. In the main the text-books on oral surgery contain no reference to the subject and little is to be found in modern treatises of surgery. In Von Bergmann's elaborate "System of Surgery," however, four lines relate that in a successful attempt to improve the deformity of a receding chin, Von Bergmann made an extensive resection of all of the processes, including the coronoid process, and subsequently displaced the entire jaw by the aid of an artificial dental apparatus.
HISTORY OF THE SUBJECT
Over sixty years have lapsed since Dr. S. P. Hullihen,1 of Wheeling, Ga., successfully devised and performed an osteoplastic resection of the jaw, yet the modern works on dental practice and orthodontia mention
BABCOCK WW. THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DEFORMITIES OF THE JAW ASSOCIATED WITH MALOCCLUSION OF THE TEETH. JAMA. 1909;LIII(11):833–839. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550110001001b
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