Sever Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. It can lead to fragmented and poor-quality sleep, resulting in daytime fatigue, excessive sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating. Common symptoms include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, morning headaches, and irritability. It is typically caused by the relaxation of throat muscles, which obstructs the airway and disrupts normal breathing patterns.

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, OSA can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and mental health issues. It can also lead to poor quality of life, impaired cognitive function, and an increased risk of accidents due to daytime sleepiness.

Procedure Performed

Bilateral High Condylectomy. Lefort 1 Segmental Osteotomy. Bilateral Total Joint Replacement (TJR). Genioplasty.

About This Patient

She suffered from Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which not only deprived her of restful sleep but also diminished her ability to cope with head and jaw pain related to TMJ disfunction. To make matters worse, scar tissue from a previous spine surgery blocked her airway, and misaligned temporomandibular joint replacement (TJR) hardware (from a previous jaw surgery) which added to her functional struggles and intensified her pain. It was a constant battle that took a toll on both her physical and emotional well-being.





Before Occlusion

After Occlusion

After 1st Surgery

After Revision Surgery

Before Airway

After Airway