Preliminary findings on the Temporomandibular Joint sounds of lateral cross-bite patients

Yildirim M., Marsan G., Uner O., Ergin A., Akan A.

23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society, İstanbul, Turkey, 25 - 28 October 2001, vol.23, pp.1899-1902 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 23
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iembs.2001.1020597
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1899-1902
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper we investigate the relation between lateral cross-bite disorders and the sounds generated by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). TMJ vibrations are recorded clinically by palpation and auscultation and also electronically by accelerometers. TMJ signals are filtered, amplified, digitized and stored on a computer. Based on joint time-frequency moments calculated from evolutionary spectrum, sounds are categorized into four classes. Palpation, auscultation and time-frequency classification findings are presented.