Limited evidence for best antibiotic regimens to prevent postoperative infections after orthognathic surgery

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Orthognathic surgery for the correction of dentofacial and craniofacial deformities has become a common a common procedure. Postoperative infection rates have been reported between 2-33%. The aim of this review was to provide evidence-based recommendations on the efficacy of different antibiotic regimens in preventing postoperative infections after orthognathic surgery Searches were conducted in Embase, Ovid [read the full story…]

Little good quality evidence on whether to leave or remove impacted third molars involved in fractures of the angle of the mandible

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Fracture of the mandible often occurs through the angle where it may be closely related to, or involve an impacted third molar. There is a debate about whether they should always be extracted or retained.  The aim of this review was to measure the occurrence of postoperative infection following mandibular fixation performed in the presence [read the full story…]