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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015
A Comparative Study of Effect of Physiotherapy and Pharmacotherapy in Patients with Trismus
Dr. Smita Bhimrao Kanase | Dr. Ashwinirani SR | Dr. G. Varadharajulu | Dr. Girish Suragimath
Abstract: Introduction Trismus an inability to open the mouth is most common problem encountered by dental practitioners which has number of potential causes. Trismus can be treated through various means. The present study was conducted with the aim to analyze and compare the effect of 2 treatment options, pharmacotherapy and physiotherapy on pain and mouth opening in patients with Trismus. Objective To compare the effect of Physiotherapy and Pharmacotherapy on Pain and maximal mouth opening in subjects with Trismus. Method 60 subjects were divided into 2 groups. Group A received muscle relaxants and Group B subjects received TENS and Kalternborn mobilization. Treatment was given for 10 days. Outcome measures VAS, maximum Mouth opening was taken before and after the interventions. Results The result showed improvement in pain and maximal mouth opening in both the groups, but pain was significantly improved in Group B as compared to Group A. Conclusion Physiotherapy treatment is more beneficial in reducing pain in patients with Trismus as compared to Pharmacotherapy, whereas mobility is equally achieved by both the treatment options.
Keywords: Trismus, Pharmacotherapy, Physiotherapy, TENS, Kalternborn mobilization
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 10, October 2015,
Pages: 2089 - 2092