Proinflammatory cytokines and arthroscopic findings of patients with internal derangement and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint.

@article{Nishimura2002ProinflammatoryCA,
  title={Proinflammatory cytokines and arthroscopic findings of patients with internal derangement and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint.},
  author={Masaaki Nishimura and Natsuki Segami and Keiseki Kaneyama and Toshikazu Suzuki and Masahisa Miyamaru},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={68-71}
}
This study investigated the correlations between the concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines in synovial fluid and the degree of synovitis on the one hand, and the degree of degeneration of articular cartilage on the other hand, in patients with internal derangement and osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint. We measured the concentrations of interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), IL-6 and IL-8 in synovial fluid and the degree of arthroscopic… CONTINUE READING