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We studied the influence of a dental occlusion perturbation on postural control. The tests were performed in three dental occlusion conditions: (Rest Position: no dental contact, Maximal Intercuspal Occlusion: maximal dental contact, and Thwarted Laterality Occlusion: simulation of a dental malocclusion) and four postural conditions: static (stable(More)
Attributing dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to whiplash injury is a difficult problem to solve. TMJ disorders do not seem to be secondary to direct articular trauma but rather caused by a postural disorder of the cervical spine. Occlusal disorders and stress further complicate the picture. Four clinical cases illustrate a new hypothetical(More)
INTRODUCTION Orthognathic surgery is generally indicated for the treatment of maxillo-mandibular deformities. Surgery is performed to repair functional abnormalities, but also has a cosmetic impact. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of 60 patients who underwent orthognathic surgery in 1996 and 1997 in order to assess patient(More)
Lingual nerve damage is one of the most common complications of lower third molar removal. However evaluation of the factor involved in these lesions is difficult since most previous series are heterogeneous. The purpose of this prospective randomized study was to ascertain the impact of lingual nerve protection in a homogeneous series including only(More)
Recurrence is a major problem after release of temporomandibular joint ankylosis. Early physiotherapy and choice of interpositional material are important in preventing recurrence. Currently, the most used technique is gap arthroplasty associated with coronoidectomy, temporalis muscle flap interposition and reconstruction of the condylar unit with a(More)
A variety of interposition materials have been used to prevent recurrence after arthroplasty in treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis. The purpose of this retrospective study of our experience was to compare the different materials (skin, temporal muscle, homologous cartilage) used for interposition arthroplasty over a period of 22 years. A total(More)
tions, 3) low levels of platelets (<100 × 10 9 /L) and 4) increased capillary permeability (5). Our patient fulfi lled all 4 criteria. Few cases of reported DHF fulfi ll criterion 3 due to the short duration of severe thrombocytopenia in mild clinical forms (8). Increased vascular permeability was shown in our patient by the peritoneal and bilateral pleural(More)
INTRODUCTION Limitation of mouth opening is a frequent symptom in the pathologies of the temporomandibular joint. The aim of this study is to establish normative basis for this criterion in the French population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Maximal mouth opening was measured by an electronic goniometric device. Measurements were taken in 228 people (110 men and(More)
OBJECTIVE The classic technique for open reduction of subcondylar fracture is the submandibular approach. The aim of this study was to evaluate long-term clinical and radiologic results of the short retromandibular approach to displaced subcondylar fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS During a period of 66 months we performed a prospective study with a(More)