A Study Determining the Extent of Weight Loss amongst Subjects Reporting to the Hospital for Closed Reduction

  • Kuldeep Pal M.D.S., Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Facecure Dental and Orofacial Clinic, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon At Sagarshree Hospital, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Maxillofacial, Mandibular, Fracture


Background: The basic and fundamental technique for managing cases of maxillofacial trauma is maxillomandibular fixation. The aim of the present study was to determine the amount of weight loss amongst subjects going for closed reduction for mandibular fracture.

Materials & Methods: The present prospective study enrolled 50 subjects reporting to the department with simple mandibular fractures(excluding condyle fractures). All the subjects between 25-50 years of age were included in the study. All the subjects were refrained from any kind of physical activity and could have only liquid diet. Body weight of the subjects was noted preoperatively, on 1st postoperative week, 2nd postoperative week, 3rd postoperative week and 4th postoperative week. All the data was arranged in a tabulated form and analyzed using SPSS software.

Results: The present study enrolled 50 subjects with the mean age of 37.29+/- 7.98 years. The mean postoperative weight at 1 week was 75.80+/-9.21 kilograms. The mean postoperative weight at 2 weeks was 74.97+/-8.23 kilograms. The mean postoperative weight at 3 weeks was 74.22+/-8.25 kilograms.

Conclusion: From the above study, we can conclude that there was a significant weight loss amongst the subjects during the follow up period.


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Pal K. A Study Determining the Extent of Weight Loss amongst Subjects Reporting to the Hospital for Closed Reduction. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Jun.29 [cited 2021Jun.16];4(2):41-3. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/336