The temporo-mandible joint commonly called jaw,

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), commonly referred to as the jaw, is the joint between the mandible and the temporal bone (skull bone).

Rehabilitation of the temporomandibular joint (jaw): Pain in the temporomandibular joint affects 30 to 50% of the adult population at some point in their lives, according to studies. The etiopathogenesis is multifactorial but is mainly due to excessive or uncoordinated muscle tension, leading to ligamentous, capsular, discal, and muscular lesions. Pain is often accompanied by joint noises and crackling.

When to seek a maxillofacial physiotherapist or jaw specialist?

  • Meniscal dysfunction
  • After arthroscopy
  • Various contusions, temporomandibular joint dislocation
  • Following temporomandibular joint surgery
  • After fractures of the facial skeleton and fractures of the mandible
  • Post-traumatic facial paralysis
  • Following rehabilitative osteotomy of the face
  • Following hemiresection of the mandible

The goals of maxillofacial physiotherapy are:

  • Improvement of mouth opening range
  • Reduction of pain, contractures, and edema
  • Restoration of normal muscle strength




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