The effects of masseter muscle pain on biting performance.

@article{Shiau2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of masseter muscle pain on biting performance.},
  author={Y Y Shiau and Catherine C Peng and S G Wen and Liao Dongdai Lin and Jing Si Wang and Kexin Lou},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={978-84}
}
The present study applied a standardized test food of known hardness to evaluate the biting performance of 20 female patients who had pain mainly in the masseter muscle during palpation. Another 20 women of a similar age group who were pain-free during examination served as controls. Electromyograms (EMG) of the masseter and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles and the jaw position were recorded and measured when the subjects were biting through two types of test foods with known hardness (hard… CONTINUE READING

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