Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008 , Vol 54 , Num 1
Torticollis and Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunctio
Hasan Toktaş 1 ,Deniz Evcik 2 ,İlknur Yiğit 3 ,Vural Kavuncu 1
1 Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Afyonkarahisar, Türkiye
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Haymana Meslek Yüksekokulu, Terapi ve Rehabilitasyon Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
3 Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Afyo

Disorders of the craniomandiubular muscles play an important role in the etiology of  temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Muscles of the cervical region provide efficient functioning of the jaw muscles by contributing to the stabilization of the mandibula. Torticollis related to sternocleidomastoid muscle pathology may lead to TMJ dysfunction both by affecting cervical posture and by causing changes in adjacent bones. 

Keywords : Torticollis, temporomandibular dysfunctio