Assessment of the combined orthodontic-surgical treatment from the patients' point of view. A longitudinal study.

@article{Hugo1996AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the combined orthodontic-surgical treatment from the patients' point of view. A longitudinal study.},
  author={Burkard Hugo and Stefan Becker and Emil Witt},
  journal={Journal of orofacial orthopedics = Fortschritte der Kieferorthopadie : Organ/official journal Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Kieferorthopadie},
  year={1996},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={88-101}
}
In a longitudinal study, 40 patients who underwent a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment, were interviewed 4 weeks before operation and 1 week and/or half a year after surgery in order to evaluate patients' expectations and appraisal of the operation and their psycho-social situation. The comparisons between the patients' pre- and postoperative statements yielded the following picture: the patients showed a high degree of satisfaction with the result of the operation. They judged their… CONTINUE READING

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