alexa Prospective comparison of arthroscopy and arthrocentesis for temporomandibular joint disorders.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Fridrich KL, Wise JM, Zeitler DL

Abstract Share this page

Abstract PURPOSE: A prospective, randomized study was undertaken to compare arthroscopy and arthrocentesis for treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients with clinical and radiographic documentation of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint(s) unresponsive to nonsurgical therapy were randomized to one of two surgical groups: arthroscopic lysis and lavage under general anesthesia or arthrocentesis, hydraulic distention, and lavage under intravenous sedation. Objective data were collected; including interincisal opening, lateral excursions, occlusal evaluation, deviation on opening, and tenderness to palpation. A questionnaire in the form of visual analog scales relating to pain, joint noise, jaw mobility, and dietary alterations was completed by each patient at 1 week, and 1, 3, 4, 12, and 26 months postoperatively. RESULTS: There was no statistically significant difference in outcome between the two groups for any parameter evaluated. Categorization of a particular subject into a successful outcome was based on statistically significant improvement in maximum incisal opening and pain scores; the overall success rate was 82\% for arthroscopy and 75\% for arthrocentesis. CONCLUSIONS: Therapeutic success was not significantly different for arthroscopy and arthrocentesis; both surgical modalities are useful for decreasing patient reports of pain while increasing functional mobility of the mandible.
This article was published in J Oral Maxillofac Surg and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords