S J Zou

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The biological mechanisms of nerve adaptation to distraction osteogenesis have not yet been elucidated. This study observed response of Schwann cells in the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) following mandibular lengthening by electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry of S-100 protein, a specific marker of Schwann cells. Unilateral mandibular distraction(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to explore the neural activations during teeth clenching in TMDs patients pre- and post-treatment. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Thirty TMDs patients and 20 controls underwent clinical evaluations and functional magnetic resonance imaging with a teeth clenching task. Eleven patients received repeat evaluation and imaging after wearing a(More)
This study assessed the changes in the condyle after mandibular lengthening with 2 different rates of distraction (1 mm/day and 2 mm/day). Unilateral mandibular distraction was performed in 8 young adult goats. The animals were sacrificed 8 weeks after the completion of distraction, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) specimens were harvested and(More)
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