Efficacy of temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis with and without injection of sodium hyaluronate in treatment of internal derangements.

@article{Alpaslan2001EfficacyOT,
  title={Efficacy of temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis with and without injection of sodium hyaluronate in treatment of internal derangements.},
  author={G{\"o}khan H Alpaslan and Cansu Alpaslan},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2001},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={613-8; discussion 618-9}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to investigate the efficacy of arthrocentesis with and without injection of sodium hyaluronate (SH) into the upper joint space in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-one TMJs in 5 males and 26 females aged 14 to 53 years comprised the study material. The patients' complaints were limited mouth opening, TMJ pain and tenderness, and joint noises during function. Patients were randomly divided into 2… CONTINUE READING

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