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2022 May


36 Suppl 1

Anatomical Substract of the Temporal Muscle Myofascial Trigger Points in Fresh Cadavers.


Garrido LCF, Jacomo AL, Saleh SO, Hojaij F, Andrade M, Akamatsu FE
FASEB J. 2022 May; 36 Suppl 1.
PMID: 35557003.


Myofascial syndrome is a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain and is characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTPs). MTPs are clinically identified by palpation of a muscle or fascial taut band. Although pathophysiology of MTPs remains unclear, coincidence between them and muscle motor plate at the innervation zone (IZ) have been reported. The temporal muscle is related to headache and temporomandibular disorders and pain radiates from hyperalgesic points to distant areas symptomatic patients. Clinical reports usually describe four trigger points located in the temporal muscle and we aimed to identify anatomical correlation with muscle innervation.