Post-operative delirium (POD) is an acute change in cognitive status characterized by fluctuating consciousness and is associated with high incidences of morbidity, high complication rates and long hospitalizations . In hospitalized patients, 30–40% cases of delirium are thought to be preventable. Multimodal strategies have been used in an effort to counter delirium resulting from diverse causes such as neurotransmitter imbalance, neuro-inflammation, pain, infection, metabolic abnormalities and sleep disorders. Widely applicable therapeutic countermeasures for delirium have not yet been discovered .
Seventy-year-old male patient reported to us after a road traffic accident in which he injured his left condyle. The fractured segment was displaced antero-medially and occlusion was deranged. Surgical reduction and fixation of the fractured segment was planned.
Patient was deemed fit for surgery after pre-operative assessment. Patient did not report of any...
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