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Table 3 Function and aesthetic evaluation of the two group patients. Data are given as number of patients

From: Digital surgery group versus traditional experience group in head and neck reconstruction: a retrospective controlled study to analyze clinical value and time-economic-social effect

Variable Digital surgery-assisted (n = 25) Conventional (n = 27) P-value
Speech    0.09
 Ambiguity 2 7  
 Understandable 14 16  
 Basically normal 9 4  
Swallow    0.04
 Total oral intake with no restrictions 4 9  
 Oral intake with no special preparation, but must avoid specific foods 8 13  
 Total oral intake with no restrictions 13 5  
Eating disorders 6 15 0.03
Social barriers 6 13 0.07
Opening degree    0.37
 <20 mm 3 7  
 20–29 mm 10 11  
 ≥30 mm 12 9  
Condylar shift 4 10 0.09
Gonion shift 9 11 0.73
Malocclusion 7 10 0.49
Facial asymmetry 11 15 0.41