Fibrous Ankylosis of the Temporomandibular Joint in a Young Child
Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, EarlyView.
Publication date: July 2018 Source:Joint Bone Spine, Volume 85, Issue 4 Author(s): Faten Frikha, Mouna Snoussi, Sondes Briki, Fathi Karray, Zouhir Bahloul
: Myofascial pain in temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) is evoked by various factors including edematous change. We investigated whether the pain pattern is related to edematous change using a T2 mapping generated by magnetic resonance imaging to detect water content in the tissue.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a condition which makes it difficult to chew on food and talk, while being quite painful and unpleasant. It’s caused by the breakdown of the cartilage disc that brings together two bones of the ...
TMDs are a heterogeneous group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), jaw muscles, and sometimes related structures. Although orofacial pain experts apparently embrace a biopsychosocial model for TMDs, dental professionals appear to focus on the dental occlusion as a causative factor, although evidence to support this view has been lacking. A literature review was undertaken to determine if any association exists between dental occlusion and TMDs.
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2018 Source:Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Author(s): Xin Zhang, Jane E. Hartung, Andrey V. Bortsov, Seungtae Kim, Sandra C. O'Buckley, Julia Kozlowski, Andrea G. Nackley Functional pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia and temporomandibular disorder, are associated with enhanced catecholamine tone and decreased levels of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT; an enzyme that metabolizes catecholamines). Consistent with clinical syndromes, our lab has shown that sustained 14-day delivery of the COMT inhibitor OR486 in rodents results in pain at multiple body sites and pain-related voli...
This book is primarily aimed at student and qualified manual therapists, including osteopaths, with and without experience of working with persons presenting with temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). The authors have written for those with some prior knowledge of neuro-musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology and pathology, particularly of the head, neck and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). As a qualified osteopath, with some experience of working with persons with TMD, I found this book highly informative and easy to ‘dip into’ to retrieve information.
and Overview: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death worldwide. The authors report a case of myocardial infarction where temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain was the sole presenting initial symptom.
Treatments for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc thinning and perforation, conditions prevalent in TMJ pathologies, are palliative but not reparative. To address this, scaffold-free tissue-engineered implants were created using allogeneic, passaged costal chondrocytes. A combination of compressive and bioactive stimulation regimens produced implants with mechanical properties akin to those of the native disc. Efficacy in repairing disc thinning was examined in minipigs. Compared to empty controls, treatment with tissue-engineered implants restored disc integrity by inducing 4.4 times more complete defect closure, formed 3...
ConclusionsThis study found that long working hours were significantly associated with TMD in Korean female full-time employees.