Rob Buchner

Learn More
An overview is given of the most commonly investigated signs and symptoms associated with craniomandibular disorders as detected in a population of patients with craniomandibular disorders and in four defined diagnostic subgroups. The information was collected with a questionnaire and during an extensive clinical examination. Comparison of self-report and(More)
In order to investigate whether there are bilateral differences in the sensitivity of the mandibular stretch (jaw-jerk) reflex between patients with a myogenous craniomandibular dysfunction (CMD) and healthy controls free from signs and symptoms of CMD, jaw-jerk reflexes were elicited under standardized conditions in two groups of 10 gender- and age-matched(More)
The control of mandibular posture has been related to the activity of the anterior temporal muscles, whereas the masseter muscles have been viewed mainly as force producers. However, these groups of muscles, especially in the deep layers, are highly endowed with muscle spindles, so that a difference in function should imply a difference in the reflex(More)
Changes in the activity of human jaw-elevator muscles related to the mandibular stretch (jaw-jerk) reflex could be involved in the aetiology of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). In order to investigate whether there are differences in the sensitivity of the jaw-jerk reflex between myogenous TMD patients (n = 10) and gender- and age-matched controls (n =(More)
In order to investigate whether the mandibular stretch (jaw-jerk) reflex is modulated in a task-dependent manner, jaw-jerk reflexes were elicited in eight subjects during clenching with unilateral and bilateral tooth support, respectively. The reflexes were examined in the electromyographic (EMG) activity recorded by means of surface electrodes and were(More)
A randomized clinical trial which included a follow-up of one year was applied to 118 myogenous TMD-patients. The therapies investigated were: physiotherapy of the masticatory system or splint therapy for patients without occlusal interferences, and occlusal adjustment therapy or the combination of splint and occlusal adjustment therapy for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) may be characterized by pain and restricted jaw movements. In the absence of somatic factors in the temporomandibular joint, mainly myogenous, psychobiological, and psychosocial factors may be involved in the aetiology of myogenous TMD. An occlusal appliance (splint) is commonly used as a basic therapy of the(More)
Advancement of the calcification front in the cartilage, which is a measure of the growth of the cartilage, can be determined by the administration of two dose bone-markers at specific intervals. It appears that growth still takes place in animals of 12-18 months. This growth is possible by the persistence of chondrogenic cells. The overall growth of the(More)
OBJECTIVES Myogenous temporomandibular disorders are characterized by jaw muscle pain. The aims were: 1) to characterize this pain generally in terms of intensity, frequency, duration, and behavior across a period of 2 weeks; 2) to identify main intraday pain patterns and to examine whether subgroups of patients in this respect differed in clinical,(More)