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Postsurgical temporomandibular joint hypomobility. Rehabilitation technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8419868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Specific techniques to treat temboromandibular joint (TMJ) hypomobility caused by capsular restriction are explained. Initially inflammation must be controlled. TMJ manipulation by condylar distraction during opening, protrusion, and lateral movements, and a simple stretching exercise to maintain increased mandibular range of motion, are described. Resistive opening and closing exercises at full opening to relax the lateral pterygoid muscles are prescribed. For all exercises five repetitions, repeated five times per day, are prescribed. These techniques are demonstrated in the successful treatment of a child with a presurgically and postsurgically hypomobile right TMJ.
M H Friedman; J Weisberg; F L Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-08     Completed Date:  1993-02-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  24-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
New York Medical College, Valhalla.
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MeSH Terms
Contracture / therapy
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Exostoses / surgery
Mandibular Condyle / pathology,  surgery
Manipulation, Orthopedic / methods
Postoperative Care
Pterygoid Muscles / physiopathology
Range of Motion, Articular
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / rehabilitation*,  surgery

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