Temporomandibular dysfunction in 1,516 patients before and after orthognathic surgery.

@article{Westermark2001TemporomandibularDI,
  title={Temporomandibular dysfunction in 1,516 patients before and after orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Anders H Westermark and Farzad Shayeghi and Andreas Thor},
  journal={The International journal of adult orthodontics and orthognathic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          145-51
        }
}
Functional disturbances, together with esthetic considerations, are important reasons for patients to seek orthognathic surgical treatment. Functional disorders may include signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), such as joint pain, chewing problems, joint noises, headaches, etc. This paper reports on TMD before and after orthognathic surgery in 1,516 patients. It is based upon the patients' own evaluations as recorded 2 years after surgery. Preoperatively 43% and… CONTINUE READING

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