Short-term efficacy of physical therapy compared to splint therapy in treatment of arthrogenous TMD.

@article{Ismail2007ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term efficacy of physical therapy compared to splint therapy in treatment of arthrogenous TMD.},
  author={Fadi Ismail and Anton Phillip Demling and K. -H. Hessling and Matthias Fink and Meike Stiesch-Scholz},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 11},
  pages={
          807-13
        }
}
A prospective randomized study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of physical therapy in addition to splint therapy on treatment outcome in patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) with respect to objective and subjective parameters. Twenty-six patients suffering from an arthrogenic TMD and exhibiting a painfully restricted jaw opening were randomized in two groups. Thirteen patients were treated solely with Michigan splint (group I), 13 patients received supplementary physical… CONTINUE READING
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