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Pour-Momeny A A, Zadmehr H, Mir-Shamsi M, Hassan-Zadeh A. Biofeedback Therapy Effect on Facial Nerve Palsy and Prevention of Synkinesis. jrehab. 2011; 12 (1) :62-68
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-410-en.html
1- Isfahan University of Medical Science, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Isfahan, Iran. , pourmomeny@rehab.mui.ac.ir
2- Shari'ati Hospital, Isfahan
3- Isfahan University of Medical Science, Rehabilitation Faculty
4- Isfahan University of Medical Science, Public Health Faculty
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Objective: Synkiesia is a sequel of facial nerve palsy. It usually begins 3-4 months after axonal regeneration and progressed up to two years afterward. Treatment of synkinesia is very difficult and sometimes impossible.The aim of our study is find a better procedure to treat facial nerve palsy and prevent synkinesia.

Materials and Methods: Twenty nine patients with facial nerve palsy were selected by electrodiagnosis tests. They were divided in two groups. The experimental group was treated by biofeedback electromyography and the second group was treated by common physiotherapy. The evaluation of all patients was done by Photoshop assessment and facial grading scale before and after treatment.

Result: After the treatment, a significant general improvement was observed in both groups (p<0.05), but in experimental group (biofeedback) showed better result than the other one. The number of patients with synkinesia as well as the severity of their synkinesis in experimental group were lesser than the other one.

Conclusion: Biofeedback therapy is more efficient than common physiotherapy.By using this approach, control and reducing synkinesia is more feasible. Assessment by Pohotoshop procedure showed better accuracy than facial grading scale.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Pediatric Neurology
Received: 21/02/2010 | Accepted: 29/12/2013 | Published: 29/12/2013

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