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Temporomandibular joint dysfunction

Guan Yun Frances Wang, Xiang Qun Shi, Wenjia Wu, Maria Gueorguieva, Mu Yang, Ji Zhang
Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a set of heterogeneous musculoskeletal conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masticatory muscles. Up to 33% of the population has had at least one symptom of TMD with 5-10% of them requiring treatment. Common symptoms include limited jaw movement, joint sound, and pain in the orofacial area. Once TMD becomes chronic, it can be debilitating with comorbidities that greatly reduce one's overall quality of life. However, the underlying mechanism of TMD is unclear due to the multicausative nature of the disease...
March 12, 2018: Pain
Audrey Moreau, Mourad-Azzeddine Benassarou, Lotfi Benslama, Patrick Goudot, Thomas Schumann
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common reason for consultation. Failure of medical treatments sometimes leads to the need for one of many surgical alternatives. Our purpose was to evaluate the results of anterior pedicle temporalis muscle flap interposition in the treatment of TMJ disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this prospective study, we selected 18 patients who underwent TMJ surgery involving the interposition of a temporalis muscle flap according to a standardized technique, between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2014...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jonathan P Wiens, Gary R Goldstein, Mark Andrawis, Mijin Choi, Jennifer W Priebe
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Multiple definitions of centric relation (CR) have evolved over time that may have created confusion or impeded understanding. A recent attempt to achieve a singular definition by surveying the members of the Academy of Prosthodontics (AP) did not achieve majority consensus. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify those aspects or attributes within the existing definitions of CR in which there was agreement or disagreement among the members of the AP...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Amélie Levesque, Thibault Riant, Stéphane Ploteau, Jérôme Rigaud, Jean-Jacques Labat
Background: The evaluation of chronic pelvic and perineal pain (CPP) is often complex. The patient's description of the pain often appears to be disproportionate to the limited findings on physical examination and/or complementary investigations. The concept of central sensitization may allow better understanding and management of patients with CPP. Objective: The aim of this study was to elaborate a clinical evaluation tool designed to simply identify sensitization in pelvic pain...
March 7, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Vera L Rasera Zotelli, Cássia M Grillo, Maria L Bressiani Gil, Ronaldo S Wada, Jorge E Sato, Maria da Luz R de Sousa
Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a set of changes that affects the muscles of mastication, temporomandibular joint, teeth, and associated periodontal and orofacial structures. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the imbalance of energy (Qi) circulating in the acupuncture meridians is always the primary etiologic cause of any physical manifestation. The aim of this study was to describe the patterns of Qi imbalance in patients with TMD by means of an objective measurement. The clinical study was conducted at the Piracicaba Dental School (FOP/Unicamp), in Piracicaba-SP, Brazil...
February 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
M Hölzl, R Behrmann, E Biesinger, W von Heymann, R Hülse, C Arens
This paper discusses otorhinolaryngological symptoms associated with functional disorders of the upper cervical spine. Hints aimed to avoid misdiagnoses of cross-organ otorhinolaryngological symptoms as phobic or psychogenic disorders are presented. Clinically relevant neuroanatomical convergence of the upper cervical spine (occiput to C3) is fundamental for the interpretation of functional otorhinolaryngological symptoms. Based thereon, evidence for the most common cervical differential diagnoses of dizziness, tinnitus, dysphagia, and craniomandibular dysfunction is presented separately...
February 21, 2018: HNO
L Ottria, V Candotto, F Guzzo, M Gargari, A Barlattani
In this study, the authors examined the capsular structures of 20 human temporomandibular joints (TMJ) macroscopically and microscopically, in order to improve knowledge of these structures, as part of their possible participation in the genesis of TMJ dysfunctions.
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Saghafi Ellie, Mejersjö Christina
OBJECTIVE: Adolescent girls frequently suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms and associated headache. A program aimed at informing about risk behavior for TMD symptoms, how to influence harmful habits and about general relaxation was tested. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty girls at two high schools, 16 years of age, with or without symptoms, were invited to the health information on two occasions and 60 girls participated. Firstly, a questionnaire regarding symptoms and oral parafunctional habits was administrated...
February 15, 2018: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Antonino Lo Giudice, Idona Brewer, Rosalia Leonardi, Neal Roberts, Gianluca Bagnato
The aim of the study was to evaluate whether a reduced pain threshold is associated with increased temporomandibular dysfunction in systemic sclerosis (SSc) compared to psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and healthy controls. Ninety subjects participated in the study (30 SSc, 30 PsA, and 30 healthy controls). The Helkimo index was used to evaluate temporomandibular dysfunction. Digital palpation was performed at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surface and at the superficial masseter muscle (SMM) and pain intensity was recorded on a visual analog scale (VAS), while pain pressure threshold (PPT) was measured at the same sites through a pressure algometer...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Jason O Jaeger, Paul A Oakley, Robert R Moore, Edward P Ruggeroli, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the case of the resolution of right temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD) following the correction of a right lateral head translation posture. [Subject and Methods] A 24 year old female reported facial pain and jaw clicking in the right TMJ. Radiography revealed a 19 mm right head (shift) translation posture. TMJ vibration analysis showed characteristic abnormalities for the right TMJ. The patient was treated with CBP® technique mirror image® left sided exercises, and traction methods as well as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Charity J Lee, Roy C Levitt, Elizabeth R Felix, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Anat Galor
Introduction: Recent evidence suggests that dry eye (DE) may be comorbid with other chronic pain conditions. Objectives: To evaluate DE as a comorbid condition in the U.S. veteran population. Methods: Retrospective review of veterans seen in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System (Veteran Affairs) between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014. Dry eye and nonocular pain disorders were ascertained by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes...
November 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
Gregory S Antonarakis, Delphine S Courvoisier, Sylviane Hanquinet, Amira Dhouib, Raffaella Carlomagno, Michaël Hofer, Paolo Scolozzi
PURPOSE: The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate, in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the effect of lavage with or without intra-articular corticosteroid (IACS) injection on clinical temporomandibular joint (TMJ) signs and symptoms of inflammation and changes in acute inflammation as assessed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients (mean age, 13.6 ± 4.0 yr) with juvenile idiopathic arthritis participating in a large prospective juvenile inflammatory rheumatism cohort study (JIRcohorte) were included in this study...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
K Rajkumar, S K Roy Chowdhury, Ramen Sinha
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of orthodontic mini-screws as a modified suture anchor for disc repositioning in cases of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. Patients and Methods: A prospective evaluation of ten patients was undertaken for a period of 6 months using this modified approach from Jan 2014 to Jun 2016. Symptomatic patients with clinical and MRI features suggestive of internal derangement of TMJ and willing to undergo surgical repositioning of articular disc to alleviate symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction were taken up for the study...
March 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Luciana G Langella, Paula F C Silva, Larissa Costa-Santos, Marcela L L Gonçalves, Lara J Motta, Alessandro M Deana, Kristianne P S Fernandes, Raquel A Mesquita-Ferrari, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is described as a subgroup of orofacial pain with a set of signs and symptoms that involve the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, ears, and neck. TMD can occur unilaterally or bilaterally and approximately 70% of the population is affected with at least one sign. The disorder progresses with orofacial pain, muscle pain involving the masticatory and cervical muscles, joint noises (clicks and pops), joint block, mandibular dysfunction, and headache...
January 26, 2018: Trials
S Suhas, Sharad Ramdas, P P Lingam, H R Naveen Kumar, Aashish Sasidharan, R Aadithya
Introduction: Condylar fractures of the mandible are functionally important fractures as the condyle of the mandible being a part of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and can lead to TMJ dysfunction if not properly treated. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of a total of 33 treated patients with fracture of the mandibular condyle who underwent examination as per the Helkimo index. Their dysfunction was quantified and clinicoepidemiological characteristics were assessed...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Asitha D L Jayawardena, Rakesh Chandra
"Sinus headache" is a common chief complaint that often leads patients to an otolaryngologist's office. Because facial pain may or may not be sinogenic in origin, the otolaryngologist should be equipped to evaluate and treat or to appropriately refer these patients. Analysis of current data indicates that the majority of patients who present with sinus headaches actually have migraines. Furthermore, the downstream effect of the cytokine cascade initiated in migraine physiology can cause rhinologic symptoms, including rhinorrhea, congestion, and lacrimation, which may also confound diagnosis...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Wojciech Kondrat, Teresa Sierpińska, John Radke
Objective of the study was to evaluate the clinical status of the masticatory system in young adults with full permanent dentition and no stomatognathic system complaints. The study involved 186 randomly selected people with full dental arches with normal occlusal conditions corresponding to Angle's Class I aged 18 - 21 years with an average age of 19 years. Subjects were clinically examined and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) vibrations were recorded during open-wide and close movements using BioJVA. Then, patients were categorized into groups according to Piper's classification system...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Luis Eduardo Almeida, Adam Sorenson, Kyle Hresko, Seth Butcher, Rosalia Leonardi, Carla Loreto, Jose Bosio, Lobat Tayebi, Andrea Doetzer
Objective Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) may affect a patient's quality of life, and one of the etiologies can be anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDwR) and anterior disc displacement without reduction (ADDWoR). Interleukin 1 Receptor 1 (IL-1R1) is a membrane receptor that plays an important role on initiating immune and inflammatory response by binding the agonists ligands of IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate, through immunohistochemical analysis, the association of IL-1R1 with TMD...
January 12, 2018: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Miki Hisatomi, Luciana Munhoz, Junichi Asaumi, Emiko Saito Arita
Mandibular bone depression, also known as Stafne bone cavity, is defined as a bone depression filled mainly with salivary gland tissue. Parotid gland bone defects are infrequently observed. We report the case of a 52-year-old male patient who underwent radiographic examinations due to temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and a radiolucent area was detected in the mandibular ramus, with a provisional diagnosis of traumatic bone cyst or parotid mandibular bone defect. The patient was then referred for magnetic resonance imaging, which demonstrated a hyperintense area eroding the mandibular ramus, which corresponded to glandular tissue...
December 2017: Imaging Science in Dentistry
Carlos Vinícius Ayres Moreira, André Victor Pinto Serra, Larissa Oliveira Ramos Silva, Ana Carolina Fraga Fernandes, Roberto Almeida de Azevedo
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular disorders encompass a set of clinical conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint, the masticatory muscles and the associated tissues. Many therapeutic alternatives can be considered, being divided into non-invasive, minimally invasive and invasive interventions. This work aims to report a case of inflammatory joint pain and dysfunction treated with bilateral TMJ full reconstruction with alloplastic prosthesis stock. CASE REPORT: Patient D...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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