A Novel Injection Technique to the Lateral Pterygoid Muscle for Temporomandibular Disorders: A Cadaveric Study


KÜÇÜKGÜVEN A., DEMİRYÜREK M. D. , BİLGİÇ KÜÇÜKGÜVEN M., VARGEL İ.

PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.148, no.5, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 148 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/prs.0000000000008493
  • Journal Name: PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database

Abstract

Background: Lateral pterygoid muscle activity is associated with the pathological mechanisms of some temporomandibular disorders. The authors aimed to define and demonstrate a novel, practical, and safe technique for botulinum toxin type A injection to the lateral pterygoid muscle based on their findings. Their secondary aims were to standardize the injection pattern according to the variations of the lateral pterygoid muscle and its surrounding anatomical structures, and to establish its advantages over intraoral injection.