Functional and clinical evaluation of dysgnathic patients before and after surgical-orthognathic treatment
© Springer-Verlag Italia 2001
In this study, we evaluated, as far as clinical and functional aspects are concerned, the eventual and precocious improvement obtained with a combined orthognathic and surgical treatment on a group of 27 dysgnathic patients. In particular, pain (muscle contraction, headache, cervical and TMJ pain), otovestibular symptoms (hypoacusia, acouphonia, vertigo), interocclusal distance, stableness at rest, deglutition and mandibular movements were evaluated. We compared the different indexes taken in consideration before and after treatment, with a precocious follow-up (four months after the end of the post-surgical orthodontic treatment of adjustment). First results obtained look positive even if they need a further evaluation in the future.