American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
General information about the disorder and its symptoms. Includes a referral area which tells the percentage of the doctor's practice that is devoted to TMJD patients.
American Board of Orofacial Pain
Non-profit organization dedicated to facial pain and related disorders. Also provides a list of physicians.
The American Pain Foundation: TMJ Disorders
A short overview of disorders including questions and answers.
American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons
Non-profit organization of maxillofacial, orthopedic, plastic/reconstructive and oral and maxillofacial surgical specialists dedicated to promoting education, research, and patient services concerning orthopedic disease of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Includes diagnosis and management guidelines, video clips and a membership list.
Anatomy Modules: TMJ Anatomy & Function
Pictures of anatomy and quick time movies illustrating the movement of a normal joint, joints with an anteriorly displaced meniscus without reduction, and joints with an anteriorly displaced meniscus with reduction.
Animated MRI of the Temporomandibular Joint
8 MRI's with case reports, animated to show the particular problem.
Information about clenching teeth.
Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Implants
An comparison of two groups of patients.
Clinical Significance of Temporomandibular Joint Abnormalities
Bilateral imaging that shows abnormalities in patients with and without pain.
Comparison of Two Temporomandibular Joint Prosthesis Systems
Compares the outcomes of two sets of patients.
Craniofacial Pain Center
The Craniofacial Pain Center of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is devoted to the diagnosis and management of temporomandibular disorders and chronic head, neck and facial pain. Find patient and professional information and educational programs.
Cranio-Mandibular Rehabilitation, Inc.
Provides in-home physical therapy to post-operativ cranio-facial patients in New York and New Jersey.
eMedicine Health: TMJ Overview
Explains the symptoms and treatment options.
The Jaw Joints and Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation is a non-profit advocacy organization that focuses on prevention, awareness, education, and research.
Long-term Rheumatological Findings Associated with Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Implants
To assess whether alloplastic implants were associated with rheumatological disorders, the study supported by a grant from Dow Corning Corporation, who made the implants.
Long-Term Study of TMJ Surgery with Alloplastic Implants Compared with Nonimplant Surgery for Painful TMJ Disc Displacement
Long term study of 466 patients in 5 treatment groups to determine the outcome of Silastic, permanent Silastic, or Proplast implants to replace painful disc displacements compared to nonimplant surgery or nonsurgical modalities.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: TMJ Disorders
Overview of disorders, the symptoms, treatment, causes, and prognosis.
The Merck Manual:Temporomandibular Disorders
Covers internal derangement, myofascial pain syndrome, agenesis of the jaw, condylar hypoplasia, condylar hypoplasia, ankylosis, and arthritis.
Morphologic and Immunohistochemical Observation of Explanted Proplast-Teflon TMJ Implants
Evaluates the cellular tissue response to disc material by its changes and fragmentation.
Lists symptoms, treatment, medications and resources.
Physical Therapy Corner: The Temporomandibular Joint
Anatomy pictures, muscles, joint movement, symptom list, self care tips, and simple ergonomics and posture information.
Protocol for the Management of Failed Alloplastic TMJ Disc Implants
The management of failed Proplast/Teflon, Silastic, and Christensen Fossa implants by removal, joint debridement, recountouring of the articulating surfaces, and placement of a temporalis muscle/fascia flap for joint lining including the outcome of this protocol.
Self-Reported Systemic, Immune-Mediated Disorders in Patients with and without Proplast-Teflon Implants of the TMJ
Examines self-reported systemic and immune mediated disorders in patients with Proplast-Teflon TMJ implants by comparing them to a group who was not exposed to these alloplastic implants and to a group who has had these implants removed.
Temporomandibular Joint Disc Replacement Made by Tissue-Engineered Growth of Cartilage
The new technique of tissue-engineered growth of cartilage for the replacement of discs and its effectiveness.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: An Overview at Simple Steps to Better Dental Health
A detailed look at these disorders including the symptoms, causes, treatment, possible surgery and chat transcripts from experts.
Information for patients and dentists.
TMJ and Facial Pain Center
Dr. Shankland offers some basic information about temporomandibular joint dysfunction, as well as promoting his book for sale.
The TMJ Association, Ltd.
Provides information to patients, health professionals and the public, and advocates for research and treatment.
Offers a message board to discuss surgery and related problems.
TMJ Concepts/Techmedia Custom-Made Total Joint Prosthesis: A Five Year Follow Up
42 consecutive patients had reconstruction using this prosthesis, and were followed for 5-8 years to determine the long term results.
TMJ: Diet and Exercise Treatment
Covers nonsurgical treatment options. Reviews symptoms linked to the condition.
Support for the disorder and its related ailments, composed by patients. Features include message board, blog, doctor referral list, and patient stories.
TMJ Surgery Chat
Message board for patients to discuss surgery and implants.
TMJ Syndrome: The Overlooked Diagnosis
A book by Dr. Richard Goldman that is fully available online for free. Chapters include tooth grinding, ear symptoms, triggers, treatment, surgery, and costs.
Patient hosted, moderated discussion board on aspects of this disorder.
Ten Year Outcome of Nonsurgical Treatment for Internal Derangment of the TMJ with Closed Lock
56 patients were treated nonsurgically and then evaluated at 10 years to determine if their pain, jaw dysfunction, and limiting of daily activities had improved. From PubMed.
FDA Consumer Information:TMJ Implants: An Informational Update
CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) update regarding the FDA's role in monitoring these devices, the types of devices on the market and their status.
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