Carlo di Paolo

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The aim of this work was to ascertain the different kinds of insertion of the upper head of the lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) on the temporomandibular joint and to clarify its physiology to understand its possible role in the dysfunction at the temporomandibular joint. Magnetic resonance imaging examinations were used in this work to achieve a direct view(More)
The present study was designed to verify the correlation between tinnitus and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.86 consecutive patients were enrolled in the study, all affected by subjective tinnitus without hearing impairment, from both genders, age between 18 and 60 years old. The final number of patients included in the study was 55. All patients(More)
UNLABELLED Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an ubiquitous form of non-sulphated glycosaminoglycan of the extracellular matrix of all mammalian connective tissues. It is mainly present during tissue's formation or during most of initial tissue's repair processess. Cell migration, adhesion and differentiation are only part of several unique biological characteristics(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this report was to compare the clinical and radiographic findings observed at the 12-month follow-up in 2 groups of 15 patients who underwent Le Fort I and bilateral sagittal split osteotomy for the correction of dental-skeletal Class III. In the first group, the condylar positioning devices were used, whereas in the second group, an(More)
The aim of this work was to present data from a large sample of patients with Temporo-Mandibular Disorders (TMD) in order to clarify some aspects of the development of pathological conditions that affect large parts of the population. This preliminary work put in relation, through an epidemiological evaluation, anamnestic and clinical data collected from a(More)
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are functional diseases of the masticatory system; their symptoms are clicking, difficulty opening the mouth wide, ear pain, facial pain and headaches. The relationships among distress, emotional factors and TMD are well known. It was shown that patients with TMD have little awareness of their inner states and emotions, and(More)
The outcome of a five-year radiographic follow-up study of 150 patients with maxillo-mandibular malformations who had undergone Le Fort I osteotomy of the maxilla is reported. A superimposition technique made possible an exact evaluation of the adjustments effected. The results confirm the validity of a study conducted in 1977 and the five-year stability of(More)
The relations between temporomandibular dysfunctions (TMDs) and maxillomandibular malformations requiring orthognathic surgery for correction have been the object of different studies in medical literature. The authors have performed a bibliographic revision on this issue to show the state of the art. This study, an analysis of the literature of the last 20(More)
Among the various treatment options currently indicated to deal with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) an important role is played by occlusal devices, which can be used in an individualized or universal manner. A new universal occlusal appliance device was designed and patented at the Clinical Gnathology Service of the Sapienza University of Rome. To(More)
Fractures of the mandibular condyle represent 20% to 35% of all mandibular fractures. There are several clinical variants of this type of fracture that give rise to different problems in relation to their classification and treatment. A sample of 16 patients (of a total of 280 patients examined and treated from 1985 through 1995) with mono- and bilateral,(More)