Histochemical analysis of the masseter and temporalis muscles in Macaca mulatta after mandibular advancement using rigid or nonrigid fixation

Kathleen H. Mayo, Edward Ellis, David S. Carlson

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Abstract

This study compared the histochemical characteristics of the temporalis and masseter muscles in monkeys who underwent mandibular advancement with and without immobilization of the mandible. The results showed, when compared with controls, that the animals who underwent maxillomandibular fixation (MMF) following advancement of the mandible had significant atrophy in both temporalis and masseter muscles. In contrast, much less myoatrophy was noted in the animals who underwent rigid internal fixation and no MMF following advancement of the mandible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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