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Evaluation of masticatory function following orthognathic surgical correction of mandibular prognathism.
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PMID:  1752969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Masticatory function was examined in 17 patients with mandibular prognathism before and after bilateral sagittal splitting osteotomy of the mandibular rami. Masticatory efficiency was measured by means of a spectrophotometer, using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) granules, the biting force and occlusal contact area. Masticatory functions showed a tendency to gradual improvement postoperatively. Concerning masticatory efficiency, mean values of absorbance of ATP granules in patients with mandibular prognathism were inferior to those of subjects who possess a normal occlusion, even 12 months after operation.
Y Shiratsuchi; K Kouno; H Tashiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-30     Completed Date:  1992-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-303     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
First Dept. of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Kyushu University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bite Force
Dental Occlusion
Jaw Relation Record
Mandible / surgery*
Mastication / physiology*
Masticatory Muscles / physiopathology*
Osteotomy / methods*
Particle Size
Prognathism / physiopathology,  surgery*
Spectrophotometry / methods
Stress, Mechanical
Tooth / pathology

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