Post MVA TMD Patients Endorse more General Symptoms than Nontrauma TMD Patients


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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONRadiographic and clinical features of temporomandibular dysfunction in patients following indirect trauma: a retrospective study.Grushka M, Ching VW, Epstein JB, Gorsky M.Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007;104(6):772-80.LEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 2 (Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence)STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADENot applicablePURPOSE/QUESTIONThe purpose of the study was to evaluate whether there are differences in clinical and radiographic findings between patients who presented with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) after a motor vehicle accident (MVA) and those who presented with TMD without such or other trauma. A second aim was to evaluate whether there are differences in clinical and radiographic findings between trauma patients who are in litigation and those who are not.SOURCE OF FUNDINGInformation not availableTYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNCross-sectional study (retrospective chart review)

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