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Evaluation of a mechanical stretching device, the TheraBite ® , in patients with restricted maximal mouth opening and neuromuscular disorders: a case series

@inproceedings{Ahlborg2012EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a mechanical stretching device, the TheraBite {\textregistered} , in patients with restricted maximal mouth opening and neuromuscular disorders: a case series},
  author={B. Ahlborg and B. Johansson and Cahlin and {\AA}. M{\aa}rtensson and A. Kroksmark},
  year={2012}
}
Aim: Inability to open the mouth completely is a feature that develops in several of the neuromuscular disorders. The aim of this case series was to evaluate whether stretching with TheraBite ® had any effect on maximal mouth opening in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. Methods: Three patients with spinal muscular atrophy and six patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy were treated during a two-year period. Maximal interincisor opening was measured to… Expand
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Improving Temporomandibular Range of Motion in People With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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