Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation Numarul 4 PATHOLOGICAL IMAGING ASPECTS OF THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT

PATHOLOGICAL IMAGING ASPECTS OF THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT

Ana Maria Fatu, Cristina Iordache, Bogdan Vascu, Trifăuțanu Petru, Ancuța Codrina,  Magda Ecaterina Antohe

ABSTRACT

Considered as the most complex joint of the human body, the temporomandibular joint is at the same time one of the main components of the stomatognathic system, contributing to its basic functions: mastication, swallowing, phonation.  The study conducted includes a group of 38 patients, selected from on-call care between 2019-2021, aged 45-75), requiring restoration of functions affected by various forms of edentulousness), dental wear, and to treat complaints influencing the functionality of the temporomandibular joint. The determination of a complete clinical diagnosis was based on the information obtained from the history and thorough clinical examination The TMJ examination was performed according to the known clinical protocol, supplemented by the analysis of the TMJ profile CT scan, performed in the closed and open mouth position. compensatory possibilities of the tissues.The results of the tomographic analysis associated with the evaluation of clinical symptoms can be considered relevant and concordant for the functional importance of the TMJ, in addition to quantifying the sagittal condylar and glenoid dimensions and specifying the frequency of condylar position changes in a symptomatic or asymptomatic clinical context.

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