Bone SPECT imaging of patients with internal derangement of temporomandibular joint before and after splint therapy


Hersek N., Canay S. , Caner B., Ulutuncel N.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTICS, cilt.94, ss.576-580, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 94 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1067/moe.2002.124855
  • Dergi Adı: ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.576-580

Özet

Objective. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) patients with disc displacement without reduction have a misaligned disc-condyle structural relation. As the condition becomes chronic, painful osteoarthritic changes may occur. For these patients, splint therapy may help to position the condyle to a more structurally compatible and functional position and to decrease the loading force of articular surfaces. The aim of this study was (1) to evaluate osseous reactions and pain relief in patients with disc displacement without reduction after splint therapy and (2) to use single photon emission tomography (SPECT) bone imaging to compare the results with the opposite joint of the patient.