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Condylar growth after non-surgical advancement in adult subject: a case report.

Cuccia AM, Caradonna C - Head Face Med (2009)

Bottom Line: Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray.Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Affiliation: Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Sciences G. Messina, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy. cucciaam@odonto.unipa.it

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Background: A defect of condylar morphology can be caused by several sources.

Case report: A case of altered condylar morphology in adult male with temporomandibular disorders was reported in 30-year-old male patient. Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray. The patient was treated with splint therapy that determined mandibular advancement. Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.

Conclusion: During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Mentions: Clinical examination confirmed acute muscular pain, lateral deviation of the mandible to the left during opening and closing of the mouth, persistent pain and crepitus in left TMJ, limited opening (interincisal distance 20 mm), lateral movement to the right (3 mm), lateral movement to the left (7 mm), and difficulty protruding the mandible [Figure 2]. Crepitus and pain were determined by palpation of both joints during maximal protrusion and maximum mouth opening.


Condylar growth after non-surgical advancement in adult subject: a case report.

Cuccia AM, Caradonna C - Head Face Med (2009)

Pre-treatment maximal active mouth opening.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2724385&req=5

Figure 2: Pre-treatment maximal active mouth opening.
Mentions: Clinical examination confirmed acute muscular pain, lateral deviation of the mandible to the left during opening and closing of the mouth, persistent pain and crepitus in left TMJ, limited opening (interincisal distance 20 mm), lateral movement to the right (3 mm), lateral movement to the left (7 mm), and difficulty protruding the mandible [Figure 2]. Crepitus and pain were determined by palpation of both joints during maximal protrusion and maximum mouth opening.

Bottom Line: Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray.Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Orthodontics, Department of Dental Sciences G. Messina, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy. cucciaam@odonto.unipa.it

ABSTRACT

Background: A defect of condylar morphology can be caused by several sources.

Case report: A case of altered condylar morphology in adult male with temporomandibular disorders was reported in 30-year-old male patient. Erosion and flattening of the left mandibular condyle were observed by panoramic x-ray. The patient was treated with splint therapy that determined mandibular advancement. Eight months after the therapy, reduction in joint pain and a greater opening of the mouth was observed, although crepitation sounds during mastication were still noticeable.

Conclusion: During the following months of gnatologic treatment, new bone growth in the left condyle was observed by radiograph, with further improvement of the symptoms.

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Related in: MedlinePlus