A comparison of discectomy and arthroscopic lysis and lavage for the treatment of chronic closed lock of the temporomandibular joint: a randomized outcome study.

@article{Holmlund2001ACO,
  title={A comparison of discectomy and arthroscopic lysis and lavage for the treatment of chronic closed lock of the temporomandibular joint: a randomized outcome study.},
  author={Anders B Holmlund and Susanne Axelsson and G{\"o}ran Gynther},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2001},
  volume={59 9},
  pages={972-7; discussion 977-8}
}
PURPOSE The study compared the efficacy of discectomy or arthroscopic lysis and lavage in patients with chronic closed lock of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in a prospective, randomized clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic closed lock were prospectively randomized to either discectomy or arthroscopic lysis and lavage. The individual outcome in each patient was evaluated with a visual analog scale for pain and a questionnaire… CONTINUE READING

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