Open versus arthroscopic surgery for internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint: a retrospective study comparing two centres' results using the Jaw Pain and Function Questionnaire.

@article{Undt2006OpenVA,
  title={Open versus arthroscopic surgery for internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint: a retrospective study comparing two centres' results using the Jaw Pain and Function Questionnaire.},
  author={Gerhard Undt and Ken-ichiro Murakami and Michael Rasse and Rolf Ewers},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          234-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Surgical procedures currently used for treating of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint vary widely. Although different studies present favourable results following open or arthroscopic TMJ surgery, the criteria for a successful treatment outcome are not always defined identically. In a retrospective study, two groups of patients who underwent either open or arthroscopic surgery for internal derangement (stages III-V according to Wilkes' classification) were… CONTINUE READING
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