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Research Article

The Disc Positioning after Arthroscopic Lysis and Lavage of the Temporomandibular Joint

Paulo Alexandre da Silva1*, Leonard Duarte Moreira2 and Fernando Silva Freire1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vivalle Hospital, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ouro Verde Hospital, São Leopoldo Mandic School of Dentistry, Cam-pinas, SP, Brazil
Corresponding Author : Paulo Alexandre da Silva
Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the Vivalle Hospital
Av. 9 de Julho, 959
Jardim Apollo, São José dos Campos
SP, Brazil, CEP (ZIP): 11 600-000, Brazil
Tel: 55 12 98144 6000
Received January 02, 2016; Accepted January 20, 2016; Published January 22, 2016
Citation: da Silva PA, Moreira LD, Freire FS (2016) The Disc Positioning After Arthroscopic Lysis and Lavage of the Tem-poromandibular Joint. J Pain Relief 5:224. doi:10.4172/2187-0846.1000224
Copyright: © 2016 da Silva PA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The symptomatic disc displacement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be treated by many ways, like oclusal splints, physiotherapy, arthrocentesis, arthroscopy and open surgery. TMJ Arthroscopic Lysis and Lavage (ALL) has showed good results in these cases. The aimed of this study were to observe the disc positioning after the procedure and the improvement of pain and mouth opening. 38 (6 men and 32 women) with 54 symptomatic disc displacement were included in this study. The results showed improvement of the disc positioning in 37 TMJ (68.51%), mouth opening in 33 patients (86.84%) and pain 35 in patients 35 patients (92.7%). In conclusion ALL can improve the disc positioning, mouth opening and pain in patients with symptomatic TMJ disc displacement.

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