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

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Radiographic and clinical features of temporomandibular dysfunction in patients following indirect trauma: a retrospective study.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Grushka M, Ching VW, Epstein JB, Gorsky M.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007;104(6):772-80.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

Level 2 (Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence)

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE

Not applicable

PURPOSE/QUESTION

The 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 FUNDING

Information not available

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN

Cross-sectional study (retrospective chart review)

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