Arthroscopic management of septic arthritis of temporomandibular joint.

  title={Arthroscopic management of septic arthritis of temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Xie-yi Cai and Chi Yang and Min-Jin Chen and Shan-yong Zhang and Bai Yun},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={109 1},
This article reports on 7 patients with septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) who were managed with arthroscopy between 1998 and 2007. The common symptoms were trismus and pain. A series of imaging studies showed widening of joint space in 1 patient with plain film; MRI demonstrated increased joint effusion in 4 patients; accompanying cellulitis in adjacent tissues was discerned by CT in 2 patients. Under the arthroscope, a reddened and swollen synovial membrane was found in 2… CONTINUE READING
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