Hyoid advancement to the mandible (hyo-mandibular advancement)

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Abstract

Hyoid advancement to the mandible was first described in 1984, but was later abandoned by most surgeons for the easier to perform advancement to the laryngeal cartilage. New modifications of the hyo-mandibular advancement technique has made this approach easier to perform and are described in this paper. The hyo-mandibular advancement technique has a higher success rate for the treatment of sleep apnea, especially in women.

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