n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Intra-articular injection of hyaluronate against temporomandibular joint disorders : summary

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2223-5353


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Shi Z, Guo C, Awad M. Hyaluronate for temporomandibular joint disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003,Issue 1. Art. No.: CD002970. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002970.

When the joint between lower jaw and the base of the skull is not working well it can led to movement problems, noises (clicking or grating), muscle spasms or pain (temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD)). Arthritis can also affect the joint. A range of treatment options are available including the injection of substances such as sodium hyaluronate into the joint.

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