Alternative for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: orthognathic surgery

orthognathic surgery, the best alternative for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Written by: Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
Published: | Updated: 13/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Syndrome Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects approximately 25% of the population. Negatively affects the quality of life of patients, because it affects your rest overnight and in extreme cases can even lead to death. In addition, also it influences the daily activity, to the patient encounter drowsiness and chronic fatigue. However, the most serious consequence is that causes reduced oxygen carrying blood, which results in hypertension and cardiovascular or cerebrovascular problems.

Sleep apnea surgery

Traditional poorly accepted for sleep apnea treatments but

One of the recommended treatments throughout history has been the CPAP, an acronym for its acronym in English, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a device having a mask connected to a machine that blows air under pressure and avoid collapse of the patient's airway. However, most patients who have used this system describe it as "infernal machine". This is due to intolerance to noise and mask what accompanies a stuffy nose and irritation of mucous membranes, which causes 70% of patients want to leave such treatment.

Another treatment is a temporary solution in mild cases of sleep apnea are dental mandibular advancement splints. However, it is a treatment that, in the long term, causes deterioration of the temporomandibular joints.

Orthognathic surgery, the most effective alternative for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Continued research on the syndrome Obstructive Sleep Apnea has shown that orthognathic surgery is the ultimate solution. In fact, dozens of patients with this pathology operated mandibular advancement orthognathic surgery, jaw or bimaxillary by experts in oral and maxillofacial surgery achieved an increase of 70% of its enduring airways in time.

Being Obstructive Sleep Apnea one of the most important and common at present public health problems, orthognathic surgery has emerged as the procedure can cure him immediately.

In addition, advances have made can avoid mandatory protocol before orthodontic-orthognathic-orthodontic surgery. Thanks to the procedure First Surgery patients can avoid the prior orthodontic surgery and decide the time that suits them for surgery. Orthodontics is placed in the post-surgery.

Moreover, thanks to the minimally invasive techniques recently developed in some selected cases the patient may be operated under local anesthesia and sedation without hospitalization, so that their recovery and return to normal life accelerates.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Federico Hernández Alfaro
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Hernández Alfaro is one of the maxillofacial surgeons with more experience and prestige in the treatment of maxillofacial deformities (orthognathic surgery). It is also an international benchmark in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Since 1995, he has led a team of 20 professionals at the Maxillofacial Institute of Teknon Medical Center, a reference in maxillofacial surgery at European level. He is a national and international opinion leader in orthognathic surgery. He combines his professional work with teaching, working as Professor in Maxillofacial Surgery at the International University of Catalonia (UIC) of Barcelona and Director of the International Master of Dental Implants of this same university. He is the author of numerous publications in the national and international field.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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