THE ORAPLACE CONTRACTURE TOOL LAUNCH
Posted by Sarah Schuman on 5/15/2023 to General Medical and Dental Information
We are proud to announce the launch of the OraPlace Contracture Tools. The OraPlace tools allow for preventative therapy to be applied shortly after a burn in acute care, providing a safe way to maintain facial motion as part of the healing process. The OraPlace tools also treat existing burn contractures with multidimensional stretching to specific areas as needed. They provide facial reanimation, low load prolonged stretching (LLPS), and improved lip closure.
Fighting Trismus with a Better Fit! OraStretch Press Sizes
How to Measure MIO
opening) is the distance between the central incisors when the mouth is fully open.
Average MIO for adults is approx. 50mm. By measuring MIO, a therapist can determine
if a patient is WNL or has trismus. ROM (Range-of-Motion) is the maximum distancethe mandible moves. ROM and MIO may be different, e.g. patients with an open bite.
Trismus in HNC Patients - 2020 Update
Support Organizations for Head & Neck Cancer & Craniofacial Patients
LEARN & EARN!!! SLP CMH REMOTE IN-SERVICE: Oral Complications of Head & Neck Cancer Care -- Trismus, Xerostomia, Mucositis & Dysphagia
Speech pathologist, Sarah Schuman, is providing a free in-service on trismus, xerostomia, mucositis and dysphagia in HNC cancer patients. The in-service takes approximately 1-hour and you will have the ability to ask all of your HNC rehab questions!
The Psychological Burden of HNC Survivorship on Patients and Caregivers
An often neglected burden of HNC survivorship is that on the psychological effects of head and neck cancer on both the patients and caregivers. How can we, the providers, help?
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New Research Correlates Radiation Dose to the Masseter and Pterygoid Muscles with the Development of Trismus (Article Review)
Reconfirmed!! New research reinforces the correlation between radiation dose to the masseter and pterygoid muscles with the development of trismus.
The study “Radiation dose to the masseter and medial pterygoid muscle in relation to trismus after chemoradiotherapy for advanced head and neck cancer” stresses the impact of radiation dose on the ipsilateral masseter muscle and the ipsilateral medial pterygoid muscle in head and neck cancer patients. A meaningful analysis of data was conducted across 83 patients treated for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. These patients participated in a preventive exercise program for mouth opening and MIO measurements were compared. The study concluded that radiation dose on the ipsilateral masseter muscle and ipsilateral medial pterygoid muscle is predictive for trismus.
Successful Orofacial Rehabilitation of Facial Burns with the OraStretch Press and Therabite Device (Article Review)
Swallowing Difficulties and the Holidays
Trismus in Head & Neck Cancer
Article Review on Trismus incidence and impact on quality of life in head and neck cancer patients (2013)
Article Review on Exercise intervention for trismus in head and neck cancer (2016)
New Research - Impact of Exercise with TheraBite device on trismus and health-related quality of life (2017)
Trismus Prevention and Treatment for Head & Neck for Cancer and Radiation Patients - Presentation at ASHA 2016
Webinar on Trismus and Xerostomia for the Head & Neck Cancer Patient
Learn about diagnosing trismus, when to order a jaw motion rehab system for prevention of trismus, how to order, treatment options for xerostomia and more.
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