Paucity of evidence for the effectiveness of treatments for temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) as with many of the other joints, can be affected by osteoarthritis (OA).  This is characterized by progressive destruction of the internal surfaces of the joint which can result in debilitating pain and joint noises.  Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the TMJ.  The aim of this [read the full story…]

Oral glucosamine sulphate not superior to placebo in treating osteoarthritis in temporomandibular joint

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Osteoarthritis (OA)  of the temporomandibular joint is found in about 5-16% of those referred with temporomandibular disorders (TMD).  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of oral glucosamine sulphate, compared with placebo, on pain and function in patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the temporomandibular joints. Patients with the research diagnostic criteria for [read the full story…]