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Thomas List, Rigmor Højland Jensen
Background Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) is an umbrella term for pain and dysfunction involving the masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joints (TMJs). TMD is the most common orofacial pain condition. Its prominent features include regional pain in the face and preauricular area, limitations in jaw movement, and noise from the TMJs during jaw movements. TMD affects up to 15% of adults and 7% of adolescents. Chronic pain is the overwhelming reason that patients with TMD seek treatment. TMD can associate with impaired general health, depression, and other psychological disabilities, and may affect the quality of life of the patient...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Serap Moroğlu Ozdamar, Burcin Alev, Aysen Yarat
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the relationship between myeloperoxidase (MPO) and internal derangement (ID) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and effects of arthrocentesis procedure, either alone or in combination with hyaluronic acid (HA) injection on the prognosis of ID of TMJ. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial has been conducted through patients, who underwent arthrocentesis for the treatment of ID of TMJ, were randomly divided into two groups...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
Sarah Michiels, Sebastiaan Naessens, Paul Van de Heyning, Marc Braem, Corine M Visscher, Annick Gilles, Willem De Hertogh
Background: Tinnitus is a very common symptom that often causes distress and decreases the patient's quality of life. Apart from the well-known causes, tinnitus can in some cases be elicited by dysfunctions of the cervical spine or the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). To date however, it is unclear whether alleviation of these dysfunctions, by physical therapy treatment, also decreases the tinnitus complaints. Such physical therapy could be an interesting treatment option for patients that are now often left without treatment...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Deva Priya Appukuttan, Anupama Tadepalli, Dhayanand John Victor, Smriti Dharuman
INTRODUCTION: Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) indicates an individual's perception of how their well-being and quality of life is influenced by oral health. It facilitates treatment planning, assessing patient centred treatment outcomes and satisfaction. AIM: The study aimed to identify the factors influencing OHRQoL among Tamil speaking South Indian adult population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Non-probability sampling was done and 199 subjects aged 20-70 years were recruited for this observational study...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
C Kurtoglu, M Kurkcu, Y Sertdemir, S Ozbek, C C Gürbüz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and type of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients having RA treatment at Cukurova University in Rheumatology Clinic were enrolled to the study. Demographic and rheumatologic data were recorded. The patients were examined in Dental Faculty by using Research Diagnostic Criteria/TMD (RDC/TMD) axis I and answered RDC/TMD axis II Biobehavioral Questionnaire...
November 2016: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Ying Kai Hu, Chi Yang, Qian Yang Xie
Treatment procedures for anterior disc displacement (ADD) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are far from reaching a consensus. The aim of the study was to evaluate disc status changes of anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDWR) and without reduction (ADDWoR) comparatively, to get a better understanding of the disease progress without intervention. This longitudinal retrospective study included 217 joints in 165 patients, which were divided into ADDWR group and ADDWoR group based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
Amandeep Kaur, Amanpreet S Natt, Simranjeet K Mehra, Karan Maheshwari, Gagandeep Singh, Amanjot Kaur
INTRODUCTION: The position of the condyle in the glenoid fossa plays an important role in the stability of occlusion after orthodontic treatment. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides an optimal imaging of the osseous components of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and give a full size truly three-dimensional (3D) description in real anatomical size. The present study aimed to visualize and compare the position of condyle in the glenoid fossa for different occlusions by using CBCT Materials and methods: Cone beam computed tomographic images of 45 subjects, aged 18 to 42 years, were evaluated...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Dorrit W Nitzan, Jesica Svidovsky, Avraham Zini, Yehuda Zadik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term outcome of arthrocentesis in patients with symptomatic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis that was unresponsive to nonsurgical interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-nine patients (83 joints) with symptomatic TMJ osteoarthritis that had not responded to nonsurgical interventions and who underwent arthrocentesis were included in this study. Demographic, clinical, and radiologic data, including assessment of pain, dysfunction, improvement, and satisfaction, and maximal mouth opening were analyzed...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Luca Guarda-Nardini, Cristina Cadorin, Antonio Frizziero, Stefano Masiero, Daniele Manfredini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical spine pain and function after five sessions of viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid (HA) in patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis. METHODS: Forty-nine patients, (79% females, aged between 43-81 years), affected by TMJ osteoarthritis and concurrent cervical spine pain and limited function were recruited. All patients underwent a cycle of five weekly arthrocenteses and viscosupplementation with 1 ml of medium molecular weight HA according to the single-needle arthrocentesis technique...
September 16, 2016: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Ying-Kai Hu, Chi Yang, Xie-Yi Cai, Qian-Yang Xie
The aim of the study was to compare condylar height changes of anterior disc displacement with reduction (ADDwR) and anterior disc displacement without reduction (ADDwoR) in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) quantitatively, to get a better understanding of the changes in condylar height of patients with anterior disc displacement who had received no treatment, and to provide useful information for treatment protocol. This longitudinal retrospective study enrolled 206 joints in 156 patients, which were divided into ADDWR group and ADDwoR group based on magnetic resonance imaging examination...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
L Ivorra-Carbonell, J-M Montiel-Company, J-M Almerich-Silla, V Paredes-Gallardo, C Bellot-Arcís
BACKGROUND: Although many orthodontists have no doubts about the effectiveness of functional appliances for mandibular advancement, the impact on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is still in dispute. The objective of this systematic review is to examine the main effects on the TMJ of using functional appliances, both in healthy patients and in patients with a pre-existing disorder. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
September 1, 2016: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
Vincent W C Wu, Ying-Na Lam
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic in southern China, and its incidence in Hong Kong is relatively high. Radiotherapy is the mainstay treatment for NPC due to its relatively high radiosensitivity and deep-seated anatomical position, which is not readily accessible by surgery. Although the technique of radiotherapy in NPC has been advancing and offers promising treatment outcome, complications around the irradiation areas are inevitable and the quality of life of the post-radiotherapy patients is often compromised...
June 2016: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Anna-Liisa Svedström-Oristo, Heidi Ekholm, Mimmi Tolvanen, Timo Peltomäki
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to analyze the association between self-reported symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and the severity of malocclusion in prospective orthognathic-surgical patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The subjects consisted of 50 consecutive patients (13 males and 37 females) referred to two university clinics for assessment of orthodontic-surgical treatment need. Data considering self-reported TMD symptoms were gathered using a semi-structured diary...
August 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Sharon Ronald, David K Mills
Disorders affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) are a long-standing health concern. TMJ disorders (TMJD) are often associated with an internal disc derangement accompanied by a suite of symptoms including joint noises, jaw dysfunction, and severe pain. The severity of patient symptoms and their reoccurrence can be alleviated to some extent with conservative therapy; however, refractory cases often require surgery that has shown only limited success. Bioengineered scaffolds with cell supportive surfaces an d nanoarchitectures that mimic TMJ tissue structure may offer an alternative treatment modality...
2016: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
Priit Niibo, Chris Pruunsild, Ülle Voog-Oras, Tiit Nikopensius, Triin Jagomägi, Mare Saag
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic condition during childhood. Temporomandibular joint arthritis is frequently asymptomatic. When it takes place during childhood, it may affect condylar growth; therefore, these children are at risk of unfavorable long-term outcomes from the associated joint damage. The etiology is not completely understood, but it is considered as multifactorial with both genetic and environmental factors involved. The standardized examination and imaging protocols serve important purpose to diagnose temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis not only to establish an early interventional strategy but also to assess craniofacial growth and the progression of signs and symptoms in those patients...
2016: EPMA Journal
Gabriel Pires Pastore, Douglas Rangel Goulart, Patrícia Radaic Pastore, Alexandre Javaroni Prati
The diagnosis of synovial chrondromatosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) requires a combined assessment consisting of clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic examinations. The purpose of this study is to report in 1 patient the removal of a single large cartilaginous nodule floating in the upper joint compartment using arthroscopy. A 30-year-old woman was referred to our department complaining about pain in preauricular area and restricted mouth opening. Imaging of magnetic resonance reveals anterior disc displacement and right joint effusion...
June 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Jiantao Xu, Shutian Dong, Haihua Zhou, Mirinal Somar, Kun Lv, Zubing Li
OBJECTIVE: To comparatively assess the effectiveness of the supine position technique versus the conventional method, for the manual reduction of acute nontraumatic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. METHODS: This randomized single blind trial included a total of 40 patients, aged 18 to 80 years presenting with acute nontraumatic TMJ dislocation. Based on the randomization procedure, patients were treated with either conventional method or the supine position technique method...
June 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Xingguang Liu, Zhongyang Huang, Wangyong Zhu, Peisheng Liang, Qian Tao
PURPOSE: This study investigated clinical and imaging features of synovial chondromatosis (SC) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) for use in clinical applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed clinical data from 10 patients with SC of the TMJ in our hospital from 2011 to 2015. We also reviewed and analyzed relevant literature included in the National Center for Biotechnology Information database in the past decade using the search terms "synovial chondromatosis" and "temporomandibular joint...
May 3, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
E M Chávez Matías, D K Mecham, C S Black, J W Graf, S D Steel, S K Wilhelm, K M Andersen, J A Mitchell, J R Macdonald, W R Hollis, D L Eggett, P R Reynolds, D L Kooyman
OBJECTIVE: This study has two aims: 1. Validate a non-invasive malocclusion model of mouse temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA) that we developed and 2. Confirm role of inflammation in TMJ OA by comparing the disease in the presence and absence of the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE). DESIGN: The malocclusion procedure was performed on eight week old mice, either wild type (WT) or without RAGE. RESULTS: We observed TMJ OA at two weeks post-misalignment/malocclusion...
September 2016: Archives of Oral Biology
Pushkar Mehra, Mohammed Nadershah, Radhika Chigurupati
PURPOSE: Idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR) presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to practitioners because of the rarity of the condition, progressive deformity, and simultaneous involvement of skeletal, occlusal, and articular disorders. The objective of this study was to report clinical outcomes after prosthetic replacement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) for the management of ICR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with ICR managed by bilateral total TMJ replacement and concomitant mandibular advancement with or without maxillary surgery was performed using data gathered from medical records...
October 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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