EP175: Weight Loss with Jaw Fractures, OSA with Mandibular Setback and More
This week we go over weight loss with jaw fractures and whether or not doing a closed reduction or an open reduction makes a difference in this weight loss. The average patient with a mandibular fracture loses approximately 5% of their body weight but if it made it to the ICU they lose up to 9% of their body weight. We also will discuss obstructive sleep apnea and whether there’s an increased incidence of obstructive sleep apnea with a mandibular setback surgery using a vertical ramus osteotomy. We will also discuss the use of dental implants to facilitate jaw surgery in a complex restorative case in an edentulous maxilla.