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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome (cont.)

TMJ Syndrome Pictures

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone) and its placement to the skull at the TMJ.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The mandible (jawbone) and its placement to the skull at the TMJ.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. MRI showing TMJ internal derangement.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. MRI showing TMJ internal derangement.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Problem with teeth worn down, caused by grinding (bruxism).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Problem with teeth worn down, caused by grinding (bruxism).
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Jaw in closed lock position.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Jaw in closed lock position.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Same person as in 
image 5, after relieving the closed lock joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Same person as in image 5, after relieving the closed lock joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Joint sideways.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Joint sideways.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Open lock.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Open lock.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. After open lock reduction.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. After open lock reduction.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Closed lock mandible.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Closed lock mandible.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Two needles in place to start the procedure.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Two needles in place to start the procedure.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The surgeon cleaning (lavaging) the temporomandibular joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. The surgeon cleaning (lavaging) the temporomandibular joint.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Image showing artificial TMJ replacement..
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Image showing artificial TMJ replacement.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy with tongue depressors.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy using the fingers.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy with tongue depressors.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. Physical therapy with tongue depressors.

Medically reviewed by Kenneth Rotskoff, MD, DDS; Board Certified Dentistry, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Hamed Hassan Ali Al-bargi, DMD, Staff Physician, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Coauthor(s): Zainab Hassan Al-abbasi, BDS, AGED, Consulting Staff, Dental Department, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Paul D Streck Jr, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Director, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Robert J Diecidue, MD, DMD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University; Chair and Program Director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Editors: James E Keany, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and Children's Hospital at Miss; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Ungar, MD, Medical Director, Chair Department of Emergency Medicine Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

REFERENCE:

Koopman, William, et al., eds. Clinical Primer of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2014

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