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Research Article

Condylar Degradation from Decreased Occlusal Loading following Masticatory Muscle Atrophy

Table 1

Masseter mass and cartilage contour dimensions. After unloading treatments, the masseter mass of the SD group and BTX group decreased more than the control group. Regarding the thickness of condylar cartilage, the SD group and BTX group showed significantly more thinning than the control group. The width and length of the condylar head of the BTX group diminished as well, whereas the SD group showed no difference.

Control GroupSD GroupBotox Group
MeanStandard
Deviation
MeanStandard
Deviation
MeanStandard
Deviation

Masseter Mass1.19 g±0.051.09 g ±0.060.59 g ±0.08
Width of Condylar Head1.53 mm±0.071.46 mm±0.101.38 mm±0.18
Length of Condylar Head3.76 mm±0.203.74 mm±0.193.38 mm ±0.34
Thickness of Condylar Cartilage178.33 μm±30.96139.13 μm ±29.4080.99 μm ±10.29

P<0.05; P<0.01; P<0.001

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