No effect of neuromuscular blockade on the temporomandibular joint position during general anesthesia.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In an attempt to determine the role that nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents play in the intraoperative position of the mandibular condyle, occlusal checkbites were taken on 10 patients under general anesthesia before and after neuromuscular blockade with vecuronium. These checkbites were compared to checkbites taken preoperatively. Nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents had no effect on condylar position recordings during general anesthesia. The results demonstrate that general anesthesia itself is by far the dominant factor in intraoperative condylar position changes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zak, MJ; Dolan, EA; Angelillo, JC; McGraw, TA

Published Date

  • 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 212 - 214

PubMed ID

  • 7902683

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2148613

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-3006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States