Relationship between facial morphology on lateral skull radiographs and sEMG activity of neck and trunk muscles in Caucasian adult females. A cross-sectional study

Simona Tecco, Stefano Tetè, Michele D'Attilio, Felice Festa

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate whether there is an association between facial morphology on cephalometrics and surface electromyographic (sEMG) recordings of head, neck and trunk muscles. Materials and methods: 31 Caucasian adult females, average age 26 years (range 21-29) underwent lateral skull radiographs in natural head position (mirror position) and the sEMG recordings for the following muscles: masseter, anterior temporal, digastric, posterior cervicals, sternocleidomastoid, and upper and lower trapezius. All muscles were monitored in the mandibular rest position, and during maximal voluntary clenching (MVC). Results: Spearman's correlation coefficient revealed significant correlations (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalProgress in Orthodontics
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Cephalometry
  • Electromyography
  • Facial morphology
  • Masticatory
  • Neck and trunk muscles<!--

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics

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