Magnetic resonance imaging findings in asymptomatic volunteers and symptomatic patients with temporomandibular disorders

R. H. Tallents, Richard W Katzberg, W. Murphy, H. Proskin

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Abstract

Internal derangement has been suggested to be a cause of temporomandibular disorders. This study compared magnetic resonance imaging findings in 82 asymptomatic volunteers and 263 symptomatic patients. Disk displacement was observed in 33% of the asymptomatic volunteers and 84% of the symptomatic patients. The prevalence of trauma, headache, and other joint problems was more common in symptomatic patients. A history of general anesthesia and orthodontic treatment was not increased in the symptomatic population compared with asymptomatic volunteers. This study suggests that disk displacement is more common in symptomatic subjects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-533
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume75
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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