Flattening of the articular eminence correlates with progressive internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.

@article{Kurita2000FlatteningOT,
  title={Flattening of the articular eminence correlates with progressive internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Hiroshi Kurita and Akiko Ohtsuka and Hiroichi Kobayashi and Kenji Kurashina},
  journal={Dento maxillo facial radiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={277-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that flattening of the slope of the articular eminence occurs with progressive internal derangement (ID) of the TMJ. METHODS MR images of 170 TMJs in 130 patients with proven disk displacement were studied. The correlation between the prevalence of a flattened articular eminence and radiological stage of ID was analysed. RESULTS The prevalence of a flattened articular eminence was significantly higher in the joints with advanced ID (Mann-Whitney's U-test, P… CONTINUE READING

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