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2020 Apr 22


Oral Maxillofac Surg

A clinical-based protocol of diagnosis of temporomandibular joint open lock and treatment with arthrocentesis.

Authors

Slusarenko da Silva Y, Borba A M, da Naclério-Homem M G
Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Apr 22.
PMID: 32323042.

Abstract

Arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that provides good clinical results such as the improvement of jaw movements. It also helps to balance the synovial liquid viscosity and relieve TMJ pain by the washout of inflammatory components from the upper compartment. The purpose of this study is to report a case series of patients submitted to a clinical-based protocol of diagnosis of TMJ joint open lock and treatment with arthrocentesis.