Handledare Anna Lundh

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The anterior repositioning splint is widely used to treat temporomandibular joints with reciprocal clicking. This treatment was compared to a flat occlusal splint and to an untreated control group. The anterior repositioning splint decreased joint pain at rest, during chewing, and during protrusion. Reciprocal clicking was eliminated and palpatory(More)
Eighteen patients with an arthrographic diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disk displacement with reduction were treated with disk-repositioning onlays for 6 months. Arthrograms and tomograms were obtained before and after treatment. The arthrographic examination after treatment showed that the disk remained in the superior position in twelve but was(More)
Sixty-three patients with an arthrographic diagnosis of disk displacement with reduction were randomly assigned to three treatment groups: (I) onlays to maintain disk repositioning, (II) flat occlusal splint, or (III) untreated controls. Guidance for construction of the disk-repositioning onlays was established during arthrography to obtain a recaptured(More)
The course of 61 patients with a clinical and arthrographic diagnosis of disk displacement with reduction was followed for 6 months. Progression to closed lock (disk displacement without reduction) occurred in 12 patients (20%). A retrospective analysis of the findings from the clinical and arthrographic examination at the first consultation revealed that(More)
To gain further knowledge about the differences between normal and pathologic anatomy of the temporomandibular joint disk, we examined histologically disks obtained at autopsy from 10 symptom-free persons and compared our findings with observations involving 17 surgically removed disks. The surgical patients had internal derangement and severe long-standing(More)
The purpose of this autopsy study was to test the hypotheses that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthrosis is more common in women than in men, increases with age, and is more common in edentulous persons than in those with natural teeth. Two hundred forty-eight TMJs removed at autopsy from 224 fresh cadavers were investigated macroscopically with dissection(More)
A flat occlusal splint has been extensively used in the treatment of patients with temporomandibular joint disk displacement without reduction, but no studies with untreated controls have assessed its effect. We randomly assigned 51 patients with temporomandibular joint pain and arthrographically verified disk displacement without reduction to be treated(More)
It has been suggested in the literature that reciprocal temporomandibular joint clicking progresses to locking, but little information is available on the longitudinal course of this stage of internal derangement. Seventy patients with reciprocal clicking were therefore followed for 3 years. Reciprocal clicking remained unchanged in fifty patients (71%) and(More)
Numerous temporomandibular joint autopsy studies have been presented in the literature for the last two decades, but signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders before death were not available. To investigate the clinical significance of morphologic changes in the temporomandibular joint, 19 persons were clinically examined for signs and symptoms of(More)