How do I know if I have temporal tendonitis?
Symptoms include: Constant aching behind the eye. Sensitivity to bright light (photophobia) Intense headache, lateral temple headaches. Upper and lower molar teeth pain.
What causes temporal tendonitis?
Temporalis Tendonitis is often associated with prolonged mouth opening (such as visits to the dentist), increased stress, tooth grinding (bruxism), direct trauma to the Temporalis muscle or excessive gum chewing.
How do you treat temporal tendonitis?
Treatment consists of injecting local anesthetics and other medications, a soft diet, using moist heat, muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy. Only rarely (in approximately 4% of cases) is surgery needed.
What does BKA mean?
BKA means “Better Known As.” The abbreviation BKA is typically used to provide clarification when someone or something is known by two names and the less familiar one has been referred to.
What is lengthening temporalis myoplasty?
This a dynamic facial reanimation operation first developed many years ago, but recently re-introduced by Dr Daniel Labbé in France. It is also called the Lengthening Temporalis Myoplasty.
How is a temporalis muscle biopsy performed?
An incision is made in the scalp to gain access to the temporalis muscle. The cheekbone (zygomatic arch) may be lifted up temporarily to give better access to the muscle tendon, which is detached and slid through the cheek to the lips.
What is the temporalis muscle?
The temporalis muscle is a broad, flat muscle that originates on the side of the skull and passes its tendon down to the lower jaw (mandible), allowing it to close forcefully. It is one of the muscles using in biting and chewing. It is supplied by the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve), and is, therefore, unaffected in facial nerve palsy.
What are the benefits of temporalis surgery?
The operation is suitable for those with a flaccid paralysis and in whom there is good function of the nerve which supplies the temporalis muscle. Many patients with facial palsy avoid chewing on the affected side (due to food becoming trapped in the cheek. If this disuse leaves the muscle weak, temporalis strengthening exercises may be prescribed.