Clinical signs of TMJ osteoarthrosis and internal derangement 30 years after nonsurgical treatment

Translated title of the contribution: Clinical signs of TMJ osteoarthrosis and internal derangement 30 years after nonsurgical treatment

Reny De Leeuw, Geert Boering, Boudewijn Stegenga, Lambert G.M. De Bont

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Abstract

To evaluate the clinical course of temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis and internal derangement, 99 patients who had received nonsurgical treatment for tetnporomandihular problems were reexamined 30 years after the original treatment. Results tvere compared with information obtained from patients’ ciinical examinations before and a few years after the original treatment as well as information from the clinical examination of 3S control subjects. Durtng the first years after treatment, the main signs of temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis and internal derangement decreased significantly. In the next three decades, very few changes were noticed. Clicking and crepitus were the most common remaining signs. These signs, however, did not appear to he bothersome to the patients. It was concluded that the disorders in question eventually reach a state of quiescence.

Translated title of the contributionClinical signs of TMJ osteoarthrosis and internal derangement 30 years after nonsurgical treatment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-24
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Volume8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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