Introduction. The aim of this study was to investigate muscular function and mandibular kinesiology of patients undergoing orthodontic-surgical treatment by electromyography and kinesiography. Electromyographic evaluation is essential to estimate masticatory forces in patients undergoing combined surgical-orthodontic treatment. Materials and methods. 60 patients referred for orthodontic surgical treatment were included in the study, 43 patients presented a class III while 17 presented a class II. The patients underwent electromyographic and kinesiographic examinations during all the therapeutic orthodontic-surgical phases. Results. The relationship between fundamental electromyographic values and age, weight, asymmetry and activation was weak. A strong and positive relationship was observed between the relaxation percentage after TENS (transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation), the steepness of the post-surgery rehabilitation curve, the initial POC (percentage overlapping coefficient), and for the values in microvolts of the right and left temporal and masseters at the beginning of treatment. Conclusions. Patients with dentofacial deformities corrected by surgical treatment, have a significant positive treatment outcome in respect of masticatory activity and performance electromyographic evaluation on, before, during and follow up period of the analized patients permit to underline that this examination can predict long term stability.
Orthodontic-surgical treatment: electromyographic and kinesiographic evaluation in follow up period : Experimental study / L. Giannini, C. Maspero, G. Galbiati, L. Kairyte, F. Zanoni, G. Farronato. - In: MINERVA STOMATOLOGICA. - ISSN 0026-4970. - 19:2(2017), pp. 35-43.
|Titolo:||Orthodontic-surgical treatment: electromyographic and kinesiographic evaluation in follow up period : Experimental study|
|Parole Chiave:||orthodontic surgical treatment; electromyography; kinesiography; masticatory muscles|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|