Temporomandibular joint disorders (TJDs) are problems that affect the joint between the lower jaw and the base of the skull. A TJD is not usually a serious condition, but symptoms can impact significantly on quality of life (NHS Choices).
This book is a practical guide to diagnostic aids for temporomandibular joint disorders, to help trainees and practitioners select appropriate treatment plans.
Beginning with an introduction to the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and classification of associated disorders, the following chapters describe different diagnostic techniques including computed tomography (CT), plain film imaging, arthrography (injection of contrast material into the joint followed by X-Ray, MRI or CT), and nuclear medicine imaging.
The final chapters examine special cases such as imaging of the TMJ in rheumatic disease and in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Practical guide to diagnostic aids for temporomandibular joint disorders
Covers different imaging techniques
Covers TMJ imaging in special cases
Includes more than 100 images
Shahid Hassan BDS MDS FAGE MIDA MAOMSI Consultant, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Introduction Gross Anatomy of the TMJ Classification of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Abnormalities of the TMJ Diagnostic Imaging of the TMJ Plain Film Imaging and Tomography Computed Tomography Arthrography of the Inferior Joint Space of the Temporomandibular Joint Double Contrast Arthrography Digital Subtraction Arthrography Nuclear Medicine Imaging Selection of Imaging Modalities for Patients Presenting with Symptoms of Internal Derangement Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint in Rheumatic Disease Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis