Medication use and recovery in orthognathic surgery patients Public Deposited
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Blacker, Jared C.
- Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics
- Recovery from orthognathic surgery usually involves returning to pre-surgical levels of activity and function. In this study, orthognathic surgery patients were given a daily diary to keep for 90 days post-surgery. The diary measured recovery in four domains: postsurgery sequelae, discomfort/pain, oral function, and daily activities. This study evaluated the effect of medication use in patients on their reported recovery measures. Multifactorial analysis according to age (≤ 18y, >18y), gender, type of surgery (maxilla, mandible, two-jaw surgery), and opioid analgesic use (≤ 7 days, >7 days) was performed. Opioid use was significant as an interaction with age in some measures of the post-surgery sequelae domain. Age had a significant main effect in daily activities, and significant interaction with type of surgery in oral function, post-surgery sequelae and pain/discomfort. Older patients were more disparate in recovery according to type of surgery, while younger patients recovered more similarly given any type of surgery.
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- May 2008
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- Phillips, Ceib
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- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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