Topical versus systemic diclofenac in the treatment of temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction symptoms.

@article{Businco2004TopicalVS,
  title={Topical versus systemic diclofenac in the treatment of temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction symptoms.},
  author={Lino Di Rienzo Businco and A Di Rienzo Businco and M D'Emilia and Maria Lauriello and Guido Coen Tirelli},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={279-83}
}
The most frequent symptom of craniomandibular dysfunction is pain in the preauricular area or in the temporo-mandibular joint, usually localized at the level of the masticatory musculature. Patients sometimes also complain of reflect otalgia, headaches and facial pain. Osteoarthrosis is a frequent degenerative debilitating chronic disorder that can affect the temporomandibular joint. It causes pain and articular rigidity, a reduction in mobility, and radiological alterations are visible in… CONTINUE READING