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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-26
Correlation of clinical and MRI findings of tempero mandibular joint internal derangement


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai, India

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U V Chowdary
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Maduravoyal, Chennai
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.29896

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The most common clinical features of tempero-mandibular joint internal derangement are correlated with the MRI findings of shape of the disc in an attempt to find the etiology of tempero-mandibular joint internal derangement. In this study, the clinical parameters of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking with in the joint (like early, middle and late) are correlated with the MRI findings of disc shapes. (like biconcave, thick, lengthened, folded, adhesion). The study reveals any trauma that leads to muscle tenderness results in internal derangement of tempero-mandibular joint.


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