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2024 Jun 10

Curr Rheumatol Rev


Efficiency of Glucosamine in Treating Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review.


Sivakumar S, Kumar PP, Prasanna PL, Sivakumar G, Balasamy S, Sundramoorthy AK


Temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ OA) is a chronic disease that is a consequence of undue occlusal forces and is characterized by irreversible damage to the articular surfaces. Symptomatic slow-acting so-called nutraceutical drugs have been proposed as a treatment for osteoarthritis in comparison to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Oral glucosamine and chondroitin, slow-acting drugs, have been found to reduce pain and in- crease mouth opening in patients with TMJ OA. However, there is limited scientific evidence to confirm their clinical effectiveness.