Muscular rehabilitation after orthognathic surgery

William H. Bell, William Gonyea, Richard A. Finn, Kenneth A. Storum, Craig Johnston, Gaylord S. Throckmorton

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There is both a biologic and a clinical foundation for the use of therapeutic exercise after otthognathic surgical procedures to restore normal function of the jaw muscles. This can be accomplished by a systematic plan of occlusal and muscular rehabilitation after release of maxillomandibular fixation. Through the diligent application of physical therapy principles, the function of the masticatory muscles can be more efficiently rehabilitated after orthognathic surgery and maxillomandibular fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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