- Volume 11 Issue 1
The purpose of this study was to assess temporomandibular joint subluxation by means of cephalometry using two lateral cephalograms from each person with in centric occlusion and wide-open mouth position, and to compare patient group with subluxation to normal control group in the measurements and correlation coefficient. The 200 cephalograms of 100 Korean adults, patient group consisted of 24 females and 26 males ranged from 17 to 63 years age and the normal control group consisted of 20 females and 30 males ranged from 18 to 56 years age, were studied and analyzed statistically. The results were as follows; 1. In the comparison of patient group vs normal control group in the measurements, statistically significant differences were found in C-C', C'-PTM, K-FH, K-PTM, Gn-Gn', C-S-C', Gn-S-Gn', Gn-K-Gn', GoGn-SN, and GoGn-Go'Gn'. K-point* of patient group was located antero - superiorly than of normal control group, and the significance level was higher in K-PTM than in K-FH. There was no statistically significant difference found in local relationship of C-point between patient group and normal control group. The values of correlation coefficient among all measurements were in 0.958≥r≥-0.760, and the highest value was in Gn-Gn' to GoGn-Go'Gn' and Gn-K-Gn' to Gn-Gn', and the lowest value was in C'-PTM to Gn-K-Gn' of normal control group. K was determined as a point of intersection by a perpendicular bisector of Gn-Gn' and a perpendicular bisector of C-C'.