The clinical relevance of orthognathic surgery on quality of life.

@article{Murphy2011TheCR,
  title={The clinical relevance of orthognathic surgery on quality of life.},
  author={Colm F Murphy and Gerard Kearns and Duncan Sleeman and M Cronin and Patrick Finbarr Allen},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={926-30}
}
The aim of orthognathic surgery is to produce a more aesthetic facial skeletal appearance, and improve jaw function. This prospective study, aimed to evaluate the impact of orthognathic surgery on quality of life for patients with dentofacial deformity, and whether it was clinically meaningful. 62 consecutive patients were recruited (27 male, 35 female) aged 18-38 years. Baseline data were collected using a validated health status measure (Orthognathic Quality of Life Questionnaire (OQLQ)) and… CONTINUE READING

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