In a first, a 31-yr-old male successfully undergoes orthodontic surgery

PASIGHAT, Nov 24: In a first in the State, a bilateral saggital split osteotomy (BSSO) was performed successfully in a case of ‘mandibular prognathism’ by Dr Kayon Ratan, oral & maxillofacial surgeon in a Pasighat nursing home on Sunday last.

Such extensive aesthetic surgeries are performed in very few selected institutions all over India.

The hospital’s medical superintendent Dr N Ninu said that BSSO is a required surgical technique for correcting mandibular deformities, while adding that this specific orthodontic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh.

She also informed that the first patient of the State who underwent BSSO was a 31-year-old male from Pasighat and got relief through this surgery.

Dr Mini Libang (Orthodontist), Dr T. Koyu (Anesthetist) and OT staffers played a crucial role for successful completion of the surgery.

Orthognathic Surgeries are done for cosmetic and functional repositioning of upper and lower jaw bones (maxilla and mandible), sometimes including other facial bones too. Reduction or augmentation of the said bones can be done to improve function and aesthetic profile.

It requires a mention here that Dr Keyon performed the first maxillofacial trauma surgery and first jaw reconstructive surgery in the State way back in 2013. (DIPRO)