Diagnostic Aids in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
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