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American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- General information about the disorder and its symptoms. Includes a referral area which tells the percentage of the doctor's practice that is devoted to TMJD patients.
American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons
- Non-profit organization of maxillofacial, orthopedic, plastic/reconstructive and oral and maxillofacial surgical specialists dedicated to promoting education, research, and patient services concerning orthopedic disease of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Includes diagnosis and management guidelines, video clips and a membership list.
Animated MRI of the Temporomandibular Joint
- 8 MRI's with case reports, animated to show the particular problem.
- Information about clenching teeth.
Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Implants
- A comparison of two groups of patients.
Clinical Significance of Temporomandibular Joint Abnormalities
- Bilateral imaging that shows abnormalities in patients with and without pain.
Comparison of Two Temporomandibular Joint Prosthesis Systems
- Compares the outcomes of two sets of patients.
Craniofacial Pain Center
- The Craniofacial Pain Center of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is devoted to the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders and chronic head, neck and facial pain. Find patient and professional information and educational programs.
- The Jaw Joints and Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation is a non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on prevention, awareness, education, and research.
Long-Term Study of TMJ Surgery with Alloplastic Implants Compared with Nonimplant Surgery for Painful TMJ Disc Displacement
- Long term study of 466 patients in 5 treatment groups to determine the outcome of Silastic, permanent Silastic, or Proplast implants to replace painful disc displacements compared to nonimplant surgery or nonsurgical modalities.
Long-term Rheumatological Findings Associated with Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Implants
- To assess whether alloplastic implants were associated with rheumatological disorders, the study supported by a grant from Dow Corning Corporation, who made the implants.
Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Observation of Explanted Proplast-Teflon TMJ Implants
- Evaluates the cellular tissue response to disc material by its changes and fragmentation.
Physical Therapy Corner: The Temporomandibular Joint
- Anatomy pictures, muscles, joint movement, symptom list, self care tips, and simple ergonomics and posture information.
Protocol for the Management of Failed Alloplastic TMJ Disc Implants
- The management of failed Proplast/Teflon, Silastic, and Christensen Fossa implants by removal, joint debridement, recountouring of the articulating surfaces, and placement of a temporalis muscle/fascia flap for joint lining including the outcome of this protocol.
Self-Reported Systemic, Immune-Mediated Disorders in Patients with and without Proplast-Teflon Implants of the TMJ
- Examines self-reported systemic and immune mediated disorders in patients with Proplast-Teflon TMJ implants by comparing them to a group who was not exposed to these alloplastic implants and to a group who has had these implants removed.
- Offers a message board to discuss surgery and related problems.
TMJ Concepts/Techmedia Custom-Made Total Joint Prosthesis: A Five Year Follow Up
- 42 consecutive patients had reconstruction using this prosthesis, and were followed for 5-8 years to determine the long term results.
TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis
- A book by Dr. Richard Goldman that is fully available online for free. Chapters include tooth grinding, ear symptoms, triggers, treatment, surgery, and costs.
- Patient hosted, moderated discussion board on aspects of this disorder.
TMJ: Diet and Exercise Treatment
- Covers nonsurgical treatment options. Reviews symptoms linked to the condition.
Temporomandibular Joint Disc Replacement Made by Tissue-Engineered Growth of Cartilage
- The new technique of tissue-engineered growth of cartilage for the replacement of discs and its effectiveness.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: An Overview at Simple Steps to Better Dental Health
- A detailed look at these disorders including the symptoms, causes, treatment, possible surgery and chat transcripts from experts.
- Information for patients and dentists.
The International TMJ and Sleep Medicine Network
- An online portal for individuals to find a doctor or dentist in their area that treat temporomandibular joint syndrome and other sleep disorders.
The TMJ Association, Ltd.
- Provides information to patients, health professionals and the public, and advocates for research and treatment.
eMedicine Health: TMJ Overview
- Explains the symptoms and treatment options.
Ten Year Outcome of Nonsurgical Treatment for Internal Derangment of the TMJ with Closed Lock
- 56 patients were treated nonsurgically and then evaluated at 10 years to determine if their pain, jaw dysfunction, and limiting of daily activities had improved. From PubMed. (November 01, 2002)
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