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Clinical and experimental study of TMJ distraction: preliminary results.
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PMID:  9481983     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A physiotherapeutic approach, with manual maneuvers and/or distraction appliances, is indicated in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) to prevent the progressive fibrosis of the muscle fibers. In this article, the authors report preliminary results of experimental and clinical studies conducted to assess the real effect of distraction in temporomandibular joint disorders. The experimental invivo studies confirmed the structural alteration due to compression and distraction on the capsular and condylar tissues. Clinical cases are reported to show the increase of the intraarticular vertical dimension, with a forward and downward movement of the condyles in a more physiologic condition.
F Festa; G Galluccio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0886-9634     ISO Abbreviation:  Cranio     Publication Date:  1998 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-24     Completed Date:  1998-03-24     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8609491     Medline TA:  Cranio     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-34     Citation Subset:  D    
Cattedra di Orthgnat, Università di Chieti, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mandibular Condyle / radiography
Masseter Muscle / physiopathology
Orthodontic Appliances, Functional*
Rats, Wistar
Temporomandibular Joint* / pathology,  radiography
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / pathology,  physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy*
Vertical Dimension

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