Relation between facial morphology on lateral skull radiographs and sEMG activity of head, neck, and trunk muscles in Caucasian adult females

Simona Tecco, Vito Crincoli, Beatrice Di Bisceglie, Sergio Caputi, Felice Festa

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Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate whether there is an association between facial morphology on cephalometrics and surface electromyographic (sEMG) recordings of the head, neck, and trunk muscles.Forty-seven Caucasian adult females, 18-29. years of age (average: 24), underwent lateral skull radiographs in " natural head position" , obtained by having the subject look at a small mirror at eye level, and sEMG recordings for the following muscles: masseter, anterior temporal, digastric, posterior cervicals, sternocleidomastoid, and upper and lower trapezius. All muscles were monitored bilaterally at mandibular rest position and during maximal voluntary clenching (MVC). The maximal bite force was also measured to check MVC.Pearson's correlation coefficient revealed significant correlations (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-310
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Cephalometry
  • Facial morphology
  • Mandible
  • Masticatory muscles
  • Maxilla
  • Neck muscles
  • SEMG
  • Trunk muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)

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