CranioRehab Update and Research Refresh

Posted by Sarah Schuman, M.S. CCC-SLP on 6/17/2019 to Cleft Lip & Palate
CranioRehab Update & Research Refresh. Review "Correlation Between Radiation Dose to Pterygoid and Masseter Muscles with Trismus" and "Successful Rehab of Facial Burns Using Jaw Motion Rehab Systems Including the OraStretch Press". Learn about CranioRehab products.

Cleft Lip & Palate - A Quick Primer

Posted by Sarah Schuman on 8/13/2018 to Cleft Lip & Palate
What is a cleft lip? What is a cleft palate? What causes these openings to occur? What are the risk factors for cleft lip/cleft palate? What are the health implications? Learn more, including diagnosis and treatment options.

Warning: TMD “Diagnostic Tools” Proven To Be Inaccurate

Posted by Linda Van Rossen on 8/1/2013 to General Medical and Dental Information
Does your doctor want to charge you to use EMG, Kinesiography, or Sonography to study or diagnose your TMJ disorder? You might want to get a second opinion.

A new study shows that many electronic diagnostic devices were no better than clinical exams at diagnosing TMJ disorder (TMD).

Maxillolfacial Jaw Surgery Speedy Recovery Tips

Posted by Linda Shafto on 6/25/2012 to Surgery - Jaw, Facial, Oral, Cosmetic, Orthognathic
After his surgery, Graham created an awesome list of Recovery Tips on his blog, including both pre-surgery to-do's and after the surgery advice. 

Is the steroid Dexamethasone effective when injected into the TMJ?

Posted by Linda Shafto on 6/18/2012 to Jaw Function, Trismus, and Jaw Therapies
A new double-blind study at University of Groningen showed no increased effectiveness of Dexamethasone to improve TMJ arthrocentesis.

What To Ask Before Facial, Cosmetic Or Any Surgery To Insure Post Operative Success

Posted by Linda Shafto on 6/13/2012 to Heat & Cold Therapy - Face, Neck Jaw
Your surgery should be as important to your Surgeon as it is to you!  Plastic surgeon Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has some great recommendations for discussing recovery and preparing for the surgery on his blog.  Read more to see some of his insights. 

Getting ready for Jaw Surgery? Be prepared for that Le Fort or Sagittal Split Osteotomy.

Posted by Rob Christensen on 1/27/2011 to Surgery - Jaw, Facial, Oral, Cosmetic, Orthognathic
Here is a great blog on a going through the process of a bi-maxillary osteotomy, including a Le Fort I Maxillary Osteotomy and a Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy.

Click to the full post for some suggestions on what to bring to the hospital with you.

Great Advice on Heat and Cold Therapy with Stretching. Use on the face and jaw.

Posted by Rob Christensen on 3/4/2010 to Heat & Cold Therapy - Face, Neck Jaw