PERlOPERATIVE CARE OF tHE ORTHOGNATHIC SURGICAL PATIENT
monitors postoperative progress. The patient is discharged when feeling comfortable, taking food and fluid orally without difficulty, and ambulating well. The postsurgical hospital stay usually ranges from 1 to of days.
Patients generally require only mild-to-moderate pain medication during this time and often require no analgesics after discharge. As soon as is feasible, postoperative radiographs are obtained to ensure that the predicted bone changes have taken place.
pag. (01). After an adequate accommodation period. the occh.c.il splint is removed and thepatient returned to the orthodontist’s care.