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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Maximal Clenching Effort Influence On The Electromyographic Activity Of The Trapezius Muscle In Healthy Subjects.
Author: Politti, Fabiano
Amorim, Cesar Ferreira
Sales Oliveira, Luis Henrique
Guerra, Flávia Daré
Souza Pieres, Ivan Luis
Palomari, Evanisi T
Abstract: Alteration of the occlusion and the position of the jaw can affect the muscles of the neck, due to a relationship between the masticatory and cervical systems. Thus, the objective of this study was to verify whether the bite in maximal clenching effort, in centric occlusion, in individuals with clinically normal occlusion, and without a history of dysfunction in the masticatory system, influences the electromyographic activity of the upper trapezius muscle. A total of 19 normal individuals participated in the study, 14 of which were women (average age of 25.4 ± 4.14 years), and 5 were men (average age of 24.11 ± 3.28 years). The root mean square (RMS) amplitude and median frequency (MF) of the upper trapezium muscle with 40% and 60% of maximal voluntary contraction were analyzed under pre- and post-maximal clenching effort conditions in centric occlusion. The electromyographic signal was collected with a sampling frequency of 2 kHz and the value in RMS was obtained by a moving window of 200 ms. The paired Student's t-test was used to compare RMS amplitude and MF under pre- and post-maximal clenching effort conditions. The level of significance for each comparison was set to p<0.05. This study concluded that in individuals without a history of dysfunction of the masticatory system, maximum clenching effort in centric occlusion does not alter the electromyographic signal of the upper trapezius.
Subject: Adult
Bite Force
Muscle Contraction
Neck Muscles
Stomatognathic System
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2009.06.001
Date Issue: 2010
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