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Patient Centeredness in Orthognathic Surgery

Vieira, Alexandre R. and Prinz, Maria C. O. (2021) Patient Centeredness in Orthognathic Surgery. Clinics and Practice, 11 (1). pp. 92-100. ISSN 2039-7283

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Patient centeredness in planning treatment and research has become paramount. The goal of this report was to describe a complex case in which untreated chronic pain was not properly addressed to reflect on the need to establish alternative protocols for controlling chronic orofacial pain. When a female underwent orthognathic surgery to correct her occlusion, she not only ended up with a worse occlusion, she developed chronic orofacial pain that could not be treated by opioids and only improved after the use of neuropathic medication, and finally disappeared after the use of low-level laser therapy. There is a need to incorporate alternative nonpharmacological approaches to manage chronic pain. Further, what the patient’s goals are for their treatments should be given priority in case of elective procedures.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Vieira, Alexandre R.arv11@pitt.eduarv11
Prinz, Maria C. O.
Date: 5 February 2021
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Clinics and Practice
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Publisher: MDPI AG
Page Range: pp. 92-100
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/clinpract11010014
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: orofacial pain, orthognathic surgery, patient centeredness, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, informed consent
ISSN: 2039-7283
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Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2021 20:20
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2021 20:20


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