Accession Number : ADA306669

Title :   Masticatory Function Following Fractures of the Mandibular Condyle.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Jan 92-26 Jan 96),

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL AT DALLAS

Personal Author(s) : Ellis, Edward, III ; Throckmorton, Gaylord

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Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Gnathodynamic analyses of function of the masticatory system using several tests of oral-motor function were examined in a sample of controls, and two groups of patients treated for fractures of the mandibular condyle. Patients were treated with either open reduction and internal fixation of their fracture or with closed reduction. Among patients treated non-surgically, deviation of the mandible towards the side of fracture was noted during opening of the mouth. Among those patients treated surgically, deviation of the mandible away from the side of fracture was noted. These results indicate that parameters of masticatory function, with a few exceptions, do not differ in patients treated with or without surgery for fractures of the mandibular condyle.

Descriptors :   *WOUNDS AND INJURIES, *SURGERY, *JOINTS(ANATOMY), *BONE FRACTURES, FUNCTIONS, OPENING(PROCESS), REDUCTION, SIDES, PATIENTS, TRAUMA, MOUTH, TEETH, MASTICATION, MANDIBLE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE