The effects of steroids in preventing facial oedema, pain, and neurosensory disturbances after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Widar2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of steroids in preventing facial oedema, pain, and neurosensory disturbances after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Fredrik Widar and Hossein Kashani and Bengt Als{\'e}n and Christer Dahlin and Lars Rasmusson},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={252-8}
}
A randomized, prospective, controlled trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of single and repeated betamethasone doses on facial oedema, pain, and neurosensory disturbances after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Thirty-seven patients (mean age 23.62 years, range 17-62 years) with either mandibular prognathism or retrognathism were enrolled consecutively into the study and divided into three groups: control (n=12), repeated dose 4+8+4mg betamethasone (n=14), single dose 16mg… CONTINUE READING

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