Intra-articular injection for temporomandibular joint arthralgia: Methylprednisolone or saline?


54 patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthralgia were randomised to recieve either methylprednisolone or saline to reduce pain. Findings suggest no difference in TMJ pain

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Only weak evidence available to support the use of intra- articular corticosteroids in treatment of temporomandibular joint arthritis in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is seen in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Interventions for TMJ arthritis in these patients are aimed at maintaining joint function and reducing symptoms and avoiding permanent damage to the joint components. Treatment of the TMJ has included intra- articular corticosteroid injection (IACI). However there are concerns that while there [read the full story…]