Sonographic investigation of the temporomandibular joint in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a pilot study.

@article{Jank2007SonographicIO,
  title={Sonographic investigation of the temporomandibular joint in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a pilot study.},
  author={Siegfried Jank and Stephan Haase and Heinrich Strobl and Hartmut Michels and Renate Haefner and Martin Missmann and Gerd Bodner and Erich Mur and Dominik Schroeder},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={213-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether there are any correlations between the clinical parameters of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis and pathologic ultrasound (US) findings of the TMJ in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS We conducted prospective clinical and US investigations of the TMJs of 48 patients with JIA. The US investigation was performed by a 12-MHz high-resolution transducer, which was positioned parallel to the ramus of the mandible overlying the zygomatic… CONTINUE READING