Retrospective analysis of treated cases of trigger points

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Edition V04N01 | Year 2018 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 33 to 36

João Carlos Birnfeld Wagner, Mauricio Roth Volkweis, Luciana Zaffari, Gabriela Severo Meinke, João Ricardo Koch Brandalise, Rodrigo Andrighetti Zamboni, Tatiana Wannmacher Lepper

Objective: to carry out an analysis of medical records, evaluating the common patterns of painful symptoms and other symptoms among patients, in preoperative and postoperative moments, after deactivation of trigger points. Method: 100 records of patients of both genders, aged over 18 years, were selected, who were treated during the period from 2013 to 2016. Numbers and identification data were obtained from medical records of the patients through the Philips Tasy system, which contained pre- and post-operative information of patients who underwent deactivation of trigger points, at least once. Result: women were the most affected by the orofacial pain, with a rate of 100% of the analyzed cases. The masseter muscle was the region in which the pain points were most frequently identified in patients. It was noted that the procedure shown effective in 78% of cases treated with deactivation of the trigger points. Conclusion: when well indicated and executed, the technique is able to provide the patient a better quality of life by decreasing myofascial pain and improving their psychosocial capacity, which, therefore, reveals the importance of a correct anamnesis and individualized diagnosis.

Masseter muscle, Trigger points, Facial muscles,

Wagner JCB, Volkweis MR, Zaffari L, Meinke GS, Brandalise JRK, Zamboni RA, Lepper TW. Retrospective analysis of treated cases of trigger points. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 jan-abr;4(1):33-6. DOI:

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