Description of population and progress of symptoms in a longitudinal study of temporomandibular arthropathy.

@article{Rasmussen1981DescriptionOP,
  title={Description of population and progress of symptoms in a longitudinal study of temporomandibular arthropathy.},
  author={O C Rasmussen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of dental research},
  year={1981},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={196-203}
}
  • O C Rasmussen
  • Published 1981 in Scandinavian journal of dental research
The progress of symptoms in temporomandibular arthropathy can be divided into six phases. Phases 1 and 2 make up an initial stage of clicking and locking, Phases 3 and 4 an intermediate stage of temporomandibular joint pain and constriction, and Phases 5 and 6 make up a terminal stage of crepitation and constriction followed by freedom from symptoms. The abrupt replacement of clicking and locking by pain and constriction is highly characteristic and may be considered the true debut of… CONTINUE READING

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