volume 39, issue 2, P127-130 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.04.010
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Vladimir Machon, Dusan Hirjak, Jindrich Lukas

Abstract: Osteoarthritis is a common condition of the mandible. The treatment of osteoarthritis primarily consists of rest therapy (restricting jaw movements), the use of pharmaceuticals (analgesics, antiinflammatories), splint therapy, thermotherapy or mini-invasive therapy. Our study investigated the effectiveness of the various therapeutic options in the treatment of osteoarthritis. We compared the effectiveness of rest therapy (restricting mouth opening, analgesic therapy), splints, arthrocentesis of the upper joint…

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