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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1994
Volume 9 , Issue 2

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Pages: 129 - 131

Prospective analysis of antibiotic prophylaxis for orthognathic surgery

Fridrich/Partnoy/Zeitler

A randomized prospective study of 30 patients was undertaken to evaluate antibiotic prophylaxis for orthognathic surgery. Perioperative, high-dosage antibiotic administration was compared to an existing prophylactic regimen employing longer intervals and continued postoperative antibiotics for 7 to 10 days. No significant difference was found between the two groups with respect to incidence of infection. Other variables studie d included gender and age of patients, type of surgery performed, procedure length, and use of fixation.

 

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