Therapeutic outcome assessment in permanent temporomandibular joint disc displacement.

@article{Kropmans1999TherapeuticOA,
  title={Therapeutic outcome assessment in permanent temporomandibular joint disc displacement.},
  author={Thomas J. B. Kropmans and Pieter Dijkstra and Boudewijn Stegenga and Lambert G m de Bont},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  year={1999},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={357-63}
}
In permanent temporomandibular disc displacement (TMJ-DD) outcome studies many authors claim positive effects of arthroscopic surgery, arthrocentesis and physical therapy. This literature review was undertaken to analyse whether the claimed effects are based on acceptable methodology. The recorded papers were analysed by two independent observers according to (1) method of investigation, (2) therapeutic intervention studied, (3) therapeutic outcome variables used, and (4) claimed effectiveness… CONTINUE READING