Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010 , Vol 56 , Num 1

The Role of Electromyography in Temporomandibular Joint Diseases

Nilay Şahin 1
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Balıkesir Univesity Faculty of Medicine, Balıkesir, Turkey DOI : 10.4274/tftr.56.7

Temporomandibular Joint Diseases (TMJD) is a term used for disorders involving temporomandibular joint, mastication muscles and structures related with them and for various clinical problems coexisting together. Anamnesis, physical examination, radiology, biochemistry and electromyography (EMG) helps in diagnosing and making the differential diagnosis for all these problems. Among these useful methods, EMG is especially effective in examining muscle and nerve functioning and in the differential diagnosis in such locations. 

Keywords : Muscle, temporomandibular joint, electomyography