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June, 2017, Vol. 19, No. 2



Orthodontic-surgical treatment: electromyographic and kinesiographic evaluation in follow up period. Experimental study
Lucia Giannini, Cinzia Maspero, Guido Galbiati, Laima Kairyte, Federica Zanoni,
Giampietro Farronato



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Orthodontic-surgical treatment: electromyographic and kinesiographic evaluation in follow up period. Experimental study

Lucia Giannini*, Cinzia Maspero*, Guido Galbiati*, Laima Kairyte*, Federica Zanoni*, Giampietro Farronato*


Introduction. The aim of this study was to investigate muscular function and mandibular kinesiology of patients undergoing orthodontic-surgical treatment by electromyography and kinesiography. Electromyographic evaluation is essential to estimate masticatory forces in patients undergoing combined surgical-orthodontic treatment.

Materials and methods. 60 patients referred for orthodontic surgical treatment were included in the study, 43 patients presented a class III while 17 presented a class II. The patients underwent electromyographic and kinesiographic examinations during all the therapeutic orthodontic-surgical phases.

Results. The relationship between fundamental electromyographic values and age, weight, asymmetry and activation was weak. A strong and positive relationship was observed between the relaxation percentage after TENS (transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation), the steepness of the post-surgery rehabilitation curve, the initial POC (percentage overlapping coefficient), and for the values in microvolts of the right and left temporal and masseters at the beginning of treatment.

Conclusions. Patients with dentofacial deformities corrected by surgical treatment, have a significant positive treatment outcome in respect of masticatory activity and performance electromyographic evaluation on, before, during and follow up period of the analized patients permit to underline that this examination can predict long term stability.

Key words: orthodontic surgical treatment, electromyography, kinesiography, masticatory muscles.

Received: 15 03 2015

Accepted for publishing: 28 06 2017

*Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Address correspondence to Prof. Giampietro Farronato, University of Milan, via Commenda 10, 20100 Milan, Italy.

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