Electromyographic activity in patients with temporomandibular disorders.

  title={Electromyographic activity in patients with temporomandibular disorders.},
  author={Joao C. Pinho and Filomena Caldas and Mar{\'i}a Jesus P{\'e}rez Mora and Urbano Santana-Pen{\'i}n},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  volume={27 11},
Evaluation of masticatory muscle activity by surface electromyography (EMG) is a valuable tool for diagnosing dysfunction of the masticatory apparatus. However, controversy exists with regard to the usefulness of the EMG for patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Forty patients with TMD were subjected to surface EMG of the masticatory muscles. These patients had consulted because of temporomandibular pain and clicks. In most cases (75%), the symptoms affected the patient's left side… CONTINUE READING
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