Maximum Hyoid Displacement in Normal Swallowing

  title={Maximum Hyoid Displacement in Normal Swallowing},
  author={Youngsun Kim and Gary H. Rainey McCullough},
Vertical and anterior displacement of the hyoid bone is a critical biomechanical component of normal swallowing function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the maximal vertical and anterior displacement of the hyoid bone during oropharyngeal swallowing. A retrospective review of video-fluoroscopic swallowing exams in 40 normal subjects varying by age and gender was performed. Means and standard deviations for both vertical and anterior displacement were analyzed on both 5-ml and 10-ml… CONTINUE READING
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