Corpus ID: 6061333

Long-term effects of jaw fixation in severe obesity.

  title={Long-term effects of jaw fixation in severe obesity.},
  author={H. Bj{\"o}rvell and K. H{\aa}dell and B. J{\"o}nsson and C. Molin and S. R{\"o}ssner},
  journal={International journal of obesity},
  volume={8 1},
  • H. Björvell, K. Hådell, +2 authors S. Rössner
  • Published 1984
  • Medicine
  • International journal of obesity
  • Weight-loss pattern was analysed in 26 grossly overweight patients after jaw fixation. During a mean fixation time of seven months (range 1.5 to 18 months), mean weight loss in females was 19.3 +/- 5.8 kg (s.d.) and in males 30.0 +/- 22.0 kg. Two years after fixation, mean weight loss in women was 13.8 +/- 8.3 kg. In some cases the jaws were not wired but were covered with plastic splints, which seemed to help these patients in their decision to reduce energy intake. A psychiatric follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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