Power Spectal Analysis of Masticatory Muscles during Sustained Isometric Contraction and Recovery at Various Contraction Times

저작근의 등척성 수축시간 변화에 따른 Power Spectrum 분석에 관한 연구

  • Wook Kim (Dept. of Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University) ;
  • Heung-Sang Lee (Dept. of Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National Universit) ;
  • Young-Ku Kim (Dept. of Oral Medicine & Oral Diagnosis, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University)
  • Published : 1995.06.01

Abstract

To study the characteristics of EMG power spectrum of masticatory muscles during sustained isometric contraction and recovery at various contraction times, the author analysed the EMG signals of anterior temporal and masseter muscles before, during, and after sustained isometric contraction at 50% level of maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) for 15,30,60 seconds. Twelve normal subjects were included in this study. The author came to following conclusions from the results. 1. MMF of anterior temporal muscle in the contraction period was significantly higher than that of masseter muscle during sustained isometric contraction regardless of isometric contraction times (p<0.05). 2. MMF in the contraction period decreased as the contraction time increased during sustained isometric contraction in both temporal and masseter muscles(p<0.05). 3. SMF in the contraction period increased as the contraction tie increased during sustained isometric contraction in both temporal and masseter muscles(p<0.01). 4. MMF in the first part of recovery period (20 seconds) decreased as the contraction time increased during sustained isometric contraction(p<0.05). However, MMF in the later parts of recovery period (20-120 seconds) showed no significant differences. 5. MMF of anterior temporl muscle in the recovery period was significantly higher than that of masseter muscle after sustained isometric contraction regardless of isometric contraction times (p<0.05). 6. The recovery rate of MF reached 100% in 100 seconds after the isometric contraction regardless of isometric contraction times.