The hyoid bone is the only âsuspended boneâ in our body, and its suspension system has an important role in posture maintenance. We studied postural modification in a group of patients affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndromewho had undergone surgical treatment including hyoid suspension. The surgical procedure performed was section of supra- and infrahyoid muscle and mobilization of the hyoid bone through its suspension to the thyroid cartilage. We studied the postural changes with stabilometric tests. In the early post-operative (one week) follow-up, we performed a posturography test with closed eyes and occlusal disjunction, and saw a worsening of the average parameter of the centre of pressure with antero-posterior oscillations. However, we would like to highlight that by the time of the one year follow up, a compensatory mechanism had been established which allowed for a return to normal hyoid bone kinematics.
|Numero di pagine||4|
|Rivista||EuroMediterranean Biomedical Journal|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2017|
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Gallina, S., Martinciglio, G., Messina, A., Battaglia, A. M., Dispenza, F., & Lorusso, F. (2017). Postural changes in patients undergoing hyoid surgery for OSAS. EuroMediterranean Biomedical Journal, 12, 140-143.