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Screw-type mouth gag for prevention and treatment of postoperative jaw limitation by fibrous tissue.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6243158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of a severe tethering of the mandible by surgery and subsequent exercise of the jaw with a newly devised mouth gag, consisting of two blocks of acrylic resin with a screw expander between them, is described. The mandible was gradually forced to open and was retained in the opened position by rotating the screw against the resistance of scar contraction without much pain. Possible development of trismus after excision of a tumor in the lower retromolar area because of surgical injury to the medial pterygoid muscle and postoperative scarring was avoided by means of the appliance.
T Nakajima; H Sasakura; N Kato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral surgery (American Dental Association : 1965)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0022-3255     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Surg     Publication Date:  1980 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-26     Completed Date:  1980-02-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302454     Medline TA:  J Oral Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic / surgery
Cicatrix / surgery
Dental Instruments*
Dentistry, Operative / instrumentation*
Mandibular Condyle / surgery
Mandibular Neoplasms / surgery
Physical Therapy Modalities / instrumentation*
Trismus / rehabilitation*,  surgery

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