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Title: Condylar remodeling accompanying splint therapy: A cone-beam computerized tomography study of patients with temporomandibular joint disk displacement
Authors: Liu, M.-Q.
Chen, H.-M.
Yap, A.U.J. 
Fu, K.-Y.
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Liu, M.-Q., Chen, H.-M., Yap, A.U.J., Fu, K.-Y. (2012). Condylar remodeling accompanying splint therapy: A cone-beam computerized tomography study of patients with temporomandibular joint disk displacement. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology 114 (2) : 259-265. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2012.03.004
Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate osseous changes accompanying anterior repositioning splint (ARS) therapy in patients with temporomandibular joint disk displacement. Study Design: Cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) data of 36 patients with intermittent or permanent closed-lock were used; 23 patients with permanent closed-lock had their displaced disks physically reduced by mandibular manipulation before ARS therapy. CBCT was performed before and ∼6 months after ARS therapy. The presence and location of "double contour" images suggesting condylar bone remodeling were statistically analyzed. Results: The "double contour" images after ARS therapy were observed in ∼80% of patients, more frequently in joints with signs of displaced disks. The "double contour" appeared more often on the posterior bevel as well as the medial and middle part of condyles (P <.01). Conclusions: ARS therapy can facilitate regenerative remodeling of condyles. CBCT is a useful tool for monitoring osseous changes in condyles. © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46829
ISSN: 22124403
DOI: 10.1016/j.oooo.2012.03.004
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