Relationship of temporomandibular joint disorders with cervical posture and hyoid bone position
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CitationEkici, Ö., & Camcı, H. (2021). Relationship of temporomandibular joint disorders with cervical posture and hyoid bone position. CRANIO®, 1-10.
Objective: To evaluate craniocervical posture and hyoid bone position in patients with and without temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Methods: A total of 113 people were included in the study, including 55 TMD patients and 58 healthy controls. Using lateral cephalograms, the craniofacial, craniocervical, and hyoid bone positions of the participants were evaluated in terms of 27 variables. Results: There was no significant difference in craniocervical angles between participants with or without TMD. While the Hy-B, Hy-NSL, Hy-NL measurements and FMA (°), AFH (mm) measurements of participants with TMD were lower than the control group, the hyoid angle was greater than the control group. Conclusion: These study findings provide evidence that TMD is not related to craniocervical posture but to the position of the hyoid bone and craniofacial morphology.