Arthrocentesis for the treatment of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.

@article{Neeli2010ArthrocentesisFT,
  title={Arthrocentesis for the treatment of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Arati S Neeli and Meenaxi Umarani and Sharadindu Mahadevappa Kotrashetti and Shridhar Baliga},
  journal={Journal of maxillofacial and oral surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={350-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aims to evaluate the efficacy of arthrocentesis in the treatment of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). STUDY DESIGN Thirty patients with TMJ internal derangement underwent arthrocentesis using saline. Pain using visual analog scale, maximum mouth opening, joint noises and mandible deviation were documented pre-operatively and post-operatively. Patients were followed for 1 year. Statistical analysis of pain was done by Wilcoxon signed Rank's test and… CONTINUE READING