論文

2024年3月

Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the masseter muscle by ultrasonography and correlation with whole body health status.

Journal of physical therapy science
  • Rika Kobayashi
  • ,
  • Shugo Haga
  • ,
  • Akito Umehara
  • ,
  • Momoko Takakaze
  • ,
  • Kanako Akatsuka
  • ,
  • Haruhisa Nakano

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開始ページ
136
終了ページ
141
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1589/jpts.36.136

[Purpose] Ultrasonography can be used to non-invasively analyze any cross-section of the human body and to measure tissue elasticity, thickness, and brightness. This study was performed to examine the quantitative and qualitative changes in the masseter muscle at rest and at maximal occlusion, and to evaluate the relationship between these changes and the general health of the individual. [Participants and Methods] The study cohort comprised 30 healthy adults. Correlations between basic participant information (sex, age, height, body weight, body mass index, body fat, maximum bite force, handgrip strength, and tongue pressure) and masseter muscle ultrasonographic data were examined. [Results] Masseter muscle thickness was significantly greater in males than in females. Body weight and body mass index correlated positively with masseter muscle thickness. Body mass index and body fat percentage correlated positively with masseter muscle brightness. Tongue pressure correlated positively with handgrip strength. [Conclusion] Our analyses of muscle thickness and brightness suggest that ultrasonography may be useful in evaluating masseter muscle quantity and quality, and that the condition of the masseter muscle may correlate with the overall health status of the individual.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1589/jpts.36.136
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/38434992
PubMed Central
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10904220
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.1589/jpts.36.136
  • PubMed ID : 38434992
  • PubMed Central 記事ID : PMC10904220

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