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Signs of osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joints in young patients: a clinical and radiographic study.
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PMID:  9720089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to investigate the occurrence of osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joints among young patients referred for consultation and treatment because of pain and dysfunction of the jaws and to study the relationship between signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders and osteoarthrosis in these patients. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study based on case histories, clinical examinations, and temporomandibular joint tomography. A total of 131 patients ranging in age from 12 to 30 years were included in the study. The null-hypothesis tested was that no significant differences in signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders would be found between joints with and joints without signs of osteoarthrosis. RESULTS: Osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joints was found in 87 patients (66%) and 151 joints (58%). The null-hypothesis was not rejected. CONCLUSION: A high prevalence of temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis among the studied sample was found. The study did not allow us to draw any conclusions about the cause of temporomandibular joint osteoarthrosis in these patients. The result provided a basis for a subsequent follow-up study.
B Wiberg; A Wänman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-19     Completed Date:  1998-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-64     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Clinical Oral Physiology and Orthodontics, Umeå University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis / diagnosis
Chi-Square Distribution
Dislocations / diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Osteoarthritis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Retrospective Studies
Temporomandibular Joint Disk / pathology
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome / diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray

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