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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability of surface electromyography of the masticatory muscles in patients with cerebral palsy. METHODS Surface electromyography was performed over the masseter and temporal muscles in 15 patients with cerebral palsy with the mandible at rest and during maximum clenching effort in two sessions.(More)
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a term employed to define a group of non-progressive neuromotor disorders caused by damage to the immature or developing brain, with consequent limitations regarding movement and posture. CP may impair orapharygeal muscle tone, leading to a compromised chewing function and to sleep disorders (such as obstructive sleep apnea). Thirteen(More)
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