Hypotensive anaesthesia: effective in reducing blood loss in orthognathic surgery


The potential use of hypotensive anaesthesia for maxillofacial surgery was first noted in the 1950s. Since then a number of studies have been reported on the effects of hypotensive anaesthesia in relation to blood loss operating time and surgical field quality producing conflicting results. The aim of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of [read the full story…]

Orthognathic surgery: intra-operative bleeding reduced with tranexamic acid


This review looked at the efficacy of haemostatic adjuncts on intra-operative blood loss in orthognathic surgery. 11 RCTs were included and found that tranexamic acid reduced blood loss by about a third whether used topically or intravenously.

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