What is it about?

This study showed that patients with hemifacial microsonia have diminished electrical activity of the masseter muscle on the affected side, compared to healthy individuals, but bite force did not show significant alterations.

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Why is it important?

This study is the first of its kind in evaluating electrical and functional activity of the masseter muscle in patients with hemifacial microsomia.


Further lines of investigation could focus on the impact of electrical activity on skeletal growth and the development of functional treatment strategies for this craniofacial anomaly.

Jose Telich

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This page is a summary of: Bite force and electromyographic activity of the masseter muscle in children with hemifacial microsomia, Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, June 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/2000656x.2019.1626737.
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