volume 40, issue 8, Pe337-e341 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.02.002
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Young-Kyun Kim, Su-Gwan Kim, Bum-Soo Kim, Jeong-Yun Lee, Pil-Young Yun, Ji-Hyun Bae, Ji-Su Oh, Jong-Mo Ahn, Jae-Sung Kim, Sook-Young Lee

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the cytokine profiles of the synovial fluid from the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) spaces of normal individuals and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. Thirty-four patients with planned orthognathic surgery did not present abnormalities of the TMJ on magnetic resonance images and radiographs and did not show the symptoms identified by the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC-TMD); as a result, they were assigned to the control group. Twenty-two patients who …

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