1 in 4 adults have sleep apnea, and don’t know it

Instituto Maxilofacial

1 in 4 adults have sleep apnea, and don’t know it

90% of sleep apnea cases go undiagnosed. That is why the Trueta hospital in Girona has started a sleep apnea detection project, which will begin in Catalonia with a projection to eventually spread throughout Spain and Europe. To tackle the underdiagnosis of sleep deprivation, Primary Care Centers will be the first detection points,  where a...

Bad posture and its effects on the maxillofacial area

We rarely think that poor posture can affect our occlusion and by extension, the appearance of our face. Correct posture means that the body weight is correctly distributed and there is good body balance. When we do not maintain good posture, the body seeks to compensate and seek balance in various ways: throwing the head...

Prof. Hernandez-Alfaro, recognized as one of the most influential researchers in the world

Dr. Federico Hernández-Alfaro, Director of the Maxillofacial Institute and Professor at the International University of Catalonia, has been recognized in the latest edition of the 'Ranking of the World Scientists: World's Top 2% Scientists', one of the most prestigious in the world, as one of the most influential researchers in the last year, considering the...

Elastics after orthognathic surgery: what are they and what are they for

What are post-surgical elastics? Post-surgical elastics are small rubber bands that are placed during the immediate postoperative period of orthognathic / orthofacial surgery. There are two types: the hard ones, which are placed right after surgery, and the soft ones, which are worn once the first week has passed. These elastic bands are placed either...