This project was proposed by a second degree student and will follow a similar structure to the cervicofacial infections project. Its aims include identifying variations in perioperative management of orthognathic surgery patients across the UK, focussing on thromboprophylaxis, prophylactic antibiotics, steroid use, day case surgery and 3D planning. The first systematic review (into thromboprophylaxis in orthognathic surgery patients) is in press with BJOMS.
This project has been paused since Spring 2020, though a pilot survey had already been carried out, the results of which will be presented at the BAOMS virtual conference. A national survey of trainees is ready to be distributed when orthographic Surgery commences around the UK, and will be followed soon after by a prospective audit of practice.