Analgesic requirements after orthognathic surgery.

  title={Analgesic requirements after orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Colby C Evans and B C Levine and S L Bahn},
  journal={Journal of oral surgery},
  volume={34 5},
Postoperative analgesic requirements of a series of 45 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery are presented. Of the first 25 patients treated before a minimal analgesic protocol was begun, 21 received narcotic medication for relief of discomfort. In the second group of 20 patients, five received mild analgesics and one received a narcotic. A combination of factors such as paresthesia, immobilization, premedication, steroids, and residual effects of general anesthetic agents probably… CONTINUE READING