Does the use of soft or hard splints affect the short-term outcome of temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis?


Alpaslan C., Kahraman S., Guner B., Cula S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.37, sa.5, ss.424-427, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijom.2008.01.022
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.424-427

Özet

Arthrocentesis is an effective treatment modality for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement without reduction (DDw/oR), especially in patients who do not respond to non-surgical methods, and is nowadays regarded as a first-line treatment. Soft and hard stabilizing splints have also been used to treat TMJ disorders, but no data are available regarding the use of splints following arthrocentesis.