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Preoperative and postoperative temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) were observed in 72 patients before surgical-orthodontic treatment and about 2 years after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. Prevalence and degree of TMD were assessed using the modified clinical dysfunction index of Helkimo. A total of 49 women and 23 men (mean age 32 years) were included(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between hip extension range of motion (ROM) and three determinants of postural alignment: standing pelvic tilt, standing lumbar lordosis, and abdominal muscle performance. The subjects were 25 healthy adults ranging in age from 21 to 49 years. The Pearson product-moment correlation of hip extension(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if subjects with patellofemoral pain demonstrate excessive lower limb loading during gait. DESIGN Prospective study utilizing a group of patients with patellofemoral pain and a control group. BACKGROUND Increased rate of lower limb loading has been hypothesized as being contributory to knee osteoarthritis and may be the result of(More)
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