Impact of sound production by wind instruments on the temporomandibular system of male instrumentalists.

  title={Impact of sound production by wind instruments on the temporomandibular system of male instrumentalists.},
  author={Michael Pampel and Holger A. Jakstat and Oliver M Ahlers},
  volume={48 1},
BACKGROUND Playing a wind instrument can be either a reason for overuse or a protecting factor against certain diseases. Some individuals have many findings but low morbidity while others have few findings but high morbidity. This contradictory phenomenon should be researched. OBJECTIVE The temporomandibular system (TMS) is a functional unit which comprises the mandible, associated muscles and bilateral joints with the temporal bone. The TMS is responsible for the generation of sound when… CONTINUE READING


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