Postoperative nutritional supplementation for the orthognathic surgery patient.

  title={Postoperative nutritional supplementation for the orthognathic surgery patient.},
  author={B D Kendell and Raymond J Fonseca and Mary Lee},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={40 4},
Twenty-four orthognathic surgery patients were studied to determine the impact of a high-calorie liquid supplement on preventing or minimizing catabolism commonly associated with surgery. The experimental group of 12 subjects, chosen at random, consumed blenderized foods ad libitum and a high-calorie dietary supplement providing a minimum of 50% of energy requirements. The remaining 12 subjects consumed only blenderized foods and served as the control group. The nutritional status of all… CONTINUE READING

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