Pathologic evaluation of disc dysfunction and osseous abnormalities of the temporomandibular joint

Quentin N. Anderson, Richard W Katzberg

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Abstract

The arthrographic findings in 141 patients with TMJ symptoms were compared with the linear tomographic evaluation to assess the incidence and severity of associated osseous abnormalities. Thirty-nine temporomandibular joints (28%) had significant osseous abnormalities compatible with degenerative joint disease. The incidence and severity of the degenerative changes compared favorably with the arthrographic assessment of the degree of soft-tissue injury. A cause-and-effect relationship between TMJ disc damage and dysfunction and degenerative arthritis is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)947-951
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)

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