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The incidence of TMJ dysfunction in patients who have suffered a cervical whiplash injury following a traffic accident.
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PMID:  8358367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty consecutive patients with a cervical whiplash injury were examined and compared with 40 matched controls. The incidence of signs and symptoms was high in both groups. Temporomandibular joint pain (P < .001), limitation of mouth opening (P < .01), and masticatory muscle tenderness (P > .01) were found significantly more frequently in the patient group, while the presence of joint sounds, deviation during mouth opening, and the overall presence of a symptom were not significantly different between groups. When asked whether they would seek treatment for the observed signs and symptoms, a significantly higher number of the whiplash group responded positively when compared to the control group. These findings warrant further study and suggest the benefit of a routine examination of the temporomandibular joint and masticatory system in patients with cervical whiplash injury.
E Kronn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orofacial pain     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1064-6655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orofac Pain     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-24     Completed Date:  1993-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9418507     Medline TA:  J Orofac Pain     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-13     Citation Subset:  D    
Physiotherapy Department, The Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Chi-Square Distribution
Facial Pain / etiology
Mandible / physiopathology
Masticatory Muscles / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / etiology*,  physiopathology
Whiplash Injuries / complications*
Erratum In:
J Orofacial Pain 1993 Summer;7(3):234

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