Pathologic evaluation of disc dysfunction and osseous abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint.

@article{Anderson1985PathologicEO,
  title={Pathologic evaluation of disc dysfunction and osseous abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Quentin N. Anderson and Richard W. Katzberg},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1985},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={947-51}
}
The arthrographic findings in 141 patients with TMJ symptoms were compared with the linear tomographic evaluation to assess the incidence and severity of associated osseous abnormalities. Thirty-nine temporomandibular joints (28%) had significant osseous abnormalities compatible with degenerative joint disease. The incidence and severity of the degenerative changes compared favorably with the arthrographic assessment of the degree of soft-tissue injury. A cause-and-effect relationship between… CONTINUE READING