Longitudinal study of patients with TMJ dysfunction by tomographic examination: Condylar position and clinical sign

Abstract

For patients with TMJ dysfunction, operators often change the condylar position by various methods. The aim of this study is to investigate how much the changes with time of condylar positions are related to the changes of clinical signs. The subjects were 584 joints of 127 patients with TMJ dysfunction to whom the serial lateral TMJ tomography was performed more than twice. In the most of cases where the condylar position had moved downward, inter-incisal distance had increased and TMJ noise had ameliorated. Furthermore, in many cases where the condylar position had moved forward, the amelioration of the TMJ pain was observed. It was considered that those ameliorations occurred because the positional relationship between the condylar head and the articular disk or posterior attachment had been improved.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02349102

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@article{Murakami2006LongitudinalSO, title={Longitudinal study of patients with TMJ dysfunction by tomographic examination: Condylar position and clinical sign}, author={Ph.D. Shumei Murakami and Ph.D. Masami Fujishita and Ph.D. Akira Takahashi and Hideyoshi Nishiyama and Yuka Uchiyama and Tadashi Sasai and Ph.D. Hajime Fuchihata}, journal={Oral Radiology}, year={2006}, volume={9}, pages={41-47} }