Response of Temporomandibular Joint Intermittent Closed Lock to Different Treatment Modalities: A Multicenter Survey

Yoda, Tetsuya; Sakamoto, Ichiro; Imai, Hideki; Ohashi, Katsumi; Hoshi, Kentaro; Kusama, Mikio; Kano, Akio; Mogi, Kenji; Tsukahara, Hiroyasu; Morita, Shin; Miyamura, Juichi; Yoda, Yasushi; Ida, Youichiro; Abe, Masato; Takano, Atsushi
April 2006
CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice;Apr2006, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p130
Academic Journal
This study investigated the clinical picture and different treatment methods and results at a number of institutions with the aim of establishing an effective method of treatment for intermittent closed lock (intermittent lock) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The subjects were 104 patients (29 males, 65 females) diagnosed with intermittent lock among 1787 temporomandibular disorder patients. The cases were classified into two types based on the time and occasion when the intermittent lock occurred. The sudden onset type developed in 69.2%, and the habitually occurring type in 29.8%. The most common treatment was disk repositioning exercises alone (in 41 cases) followed by stabilization splints during sleeping. The highest efficacy rate (60.0%) was obtained with the combination of disk repositioning exercise and a repositioning splint followed by a rate of 52.6% with stabilization splints and 41.7% with disk repositioning exercise alone.


Related Articles

  • Longitudinal MRI follow-up of temporomandibular joint internal derangement with closed lock after successful disk reduction with mandibular manipulation. Chiba, M.; Echigo, S. // Dentomaxillofacial Radiology;Mar2005, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p106 

    We present a case of bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement with closed lock, which was followed over 11 years using serial MRI after successful disk reduction with mandibular manipulation. MRI of the bilateral TMJs before and after mandibular manipulation followed by...

  • Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Temporomandibular Disorders. DeBar, Lynn L.; Schneider, Jennifer; Ritenbaugh, Cheryl // Journal of Orofacial Pain;Summer2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p224 

    Aims: Despite many reports about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in the general population, little information exists about specific CAM therapies used for particular health conditions. This study examines the use of CAM therapies among patients with temporomandibular disorders...

  • Condylar and disk position and signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in stress-free subjects. Vasconcelos Filho, José Osmar; De Menezes, Alynne Vieira; De Freitas, Deborah Queiroz; Manzi, Fiávio Ricardo; Bóscolo, Frab Norberto; De Almeida, Solange Maria // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Sep2007, Vol. 138 Issue 9, p1251 

    The authors discuss a study in subjects who tested free of psychological stress to determine the position of the condyle and whether that position was related to symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The link between the position of the condyle and displacement of the disk, as well as...

  • Predisposition for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: Loose Ligaments. Deodato, Francesco; Trusendi, Raffaello; Giorgetti, Roberto; Scalese, Marco U. // CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice;Jul2006, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p179 

    Loose ligaments are often a predisposing factor of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. This causal factor was analyzed in 701 subjects presenting at the TMJ and Posture Center of Siena University with TMJ pain or dysfunction. Along with the conventional jaw examination, a Carter and...

  • TMJ Disorders, The New "Psychological" Disease. Dawson, Peter E. // International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry;1985, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p5 

    The author offers his views on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. He says that TMJ disorders cannot be called as a "psychological" disease as it would have to qualify as a benchmark of ignorance about the function of it. The confusion surrounding TMJ may have been caused by the focus...

  • Optimum TMJ Condyle Position in Clinical Practice. Dawson, Peter E. // International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry;1985, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p10 

    The author discusses the optimum temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condylar position in dentistry practice. It determines how far back dentists can shove the TMJ condyle away from the surface it is supposed to function against. Centric relation is defined as the relationship of the mandible to the...

  • TMJ/TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT SYNDROME. Birkner, Katherine M. // MMRC Health Educator Reports;2003, p1 

    Provides information on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndromes in the U.S. Symptoms; Malfunction of the jaws and their surrounding structures; Common causes of the TMJ syndrome; Nutritional support; Treatment and self care.

  • Condylar Movements of Temporomandibular Disorder Patients with Intermittent Lock: A Pilot Study. Yamaguchi, Taihiko; Komatsu, Kosetsu; Okada, Kazuki; Matsuki, Takamitsu; Gotouda, Akihito // CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice;Jan2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p50 

    The purpose of this study was to clarify which direction of the condylar path is advantageous for releasing TMJ intermittent lock. The subjects were ten patients with temperomandibular disorders (TMD) and intermittent lock caused by anterior displacement of disks without obvious medial or...

  • Cyclic Effects on Experimental Pain Response in Women with Temporomandibular Disorders. Sherman, Jeffrey J.; LeResche, Linda; Manci, Lloyd A.; Huggins, Kimberly; Sage, Julie C.; Dworkin, Samuel F. // Journal of Orofacial Pain;Spring2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p133 

    Aims: Since cyclic effects on experimental pain response in women with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) have not been adequately studied, the aim of this study was to assess variations in experimental pain response at 4 phases of the menstrual cycle. Methods: Eighteen normally cycling women...

  • Anterior Repositioning Appliance Therapy for TMJ Disorders: Specific Symptoms Relieved and Relationship to Disk Status on MRI. Simmons III, H. Clifton; Gibbs, S. Julian // Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association;Fall2009, Vol. 89 Issue 4, p22 

    The article discusses a study conducted to examine the particular symptom relief from complex chronic painful temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease with the application of anterior repositioning appliance (ARA) therapy as well as the link between specific symptom relief and the status of the TMJ...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics