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International Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research

International Journal of Medicine and Medical Science Research Vol. 4(1), pp. 001-005, December 2016  ISSN 2331-1819 ©2016 Academe Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Changes in functioning of temporomandibular joint, pre and post orotracheal intubation

Breakall Luz*, Rey Javier and Osorio Sonia

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, College of Human Rehabilitation, Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: lmbreakall@hotmail.com.

Accepted 23 June, 2016


The stomatognathic system is a system responsible for many important functions for humans , such as phonation, swallowing, chewing, sucking, speech and breathing, in this system the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located is located in the region skull- Face, so an imbalance between any of the structures could trigger temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). This is a descriptive observational study design, using the format "Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular disorders (CDITT)". The sample was composed of twenty (20) participants. To facilitate the analysis of the four criteria CDITT, functional, muscular, articular and general format is considered.  Using the statistical analysis with the WILCOXON testto corroborate the hypothesis, to confirm and get a conclusion of the study of intubation procedure generates significant changes on the muscle in the joint, according to data obtained in the investigation (López et al., 2006; Okeson and Jeffrey, 2003; Susan et al., 2011; Dimitroulis, 1998; Okeson, 1996; Michael et al., 2007)

Key words: Temporomandibular function, intubation, orotracheal.