Muhammad Azeem, Bismah Shahzad, Rubbab Asghar, Arfan-ul Haq, Javed Iqbal, Alizeh Abbas Gardezi.
Applicability of Index of Orthognathic Functional Treatment need (IOFTN).
Annals Punjab Med Coll Jan ;12(3):170-2.

Introduction: The Index of Orthognathic Functional Treatment Need (IOFTN) was introduced to overcome the limitations of IOTN index to determine treatment need for Orthognathic surgery, and to assist in prioritising public resources for Orthognathic surgery. Objective: To apply IOFTN in patients who were in preparation for Orthognathic surgery. Study design: Across sectional study. Setting: Department of Orthodontics, Faisalabad Medical University (FMU), Faisalabad. Duration of study: 6 months from 10.6.2017 to 10.12.2017. Sample size: The calculated sample size was 50 patients. Sampling technique: Purposive sampling technique. Data collection procedure: Findings were recorded on data collection Performa. The data was analysed in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software package (SPSS) 21. Results: Results showed that 90 % of the cases scored grade 4 and 5. 51% of female patients and 49% of male patients were needed definite Orthognathic treatment according to IOFTN. No significant gender difference was found for Orthognathic treatment need. IOFTN showed 40% (Grade 5), 45% (Grade 4), 7% (Grade 3), 2=% (Grade 2) and 0% (Grade1) results respectively.7 % of the patients were classified as being in need of moderate treatment, with 2 % having mild treatment needs. Class II malocclusions (60%) and Class III skeletal patterns (40%) were the most prevalent type. Conclusion: IOFTN found 90% of orthognathic patients as having great to very great functional needs.

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