Efficacy of Arthrocentesis with Injection of Hyaluronic Acid in The Treatment of Internal Derangement of Temporomandibular Joint
This clinical trial was published in 2010 in Journal of BSMMU J (IF 2017: 0.09) by Bangladeshi dentists. This cross-sectional study was designed to find out the effect of arthrocentesis with injection hyaluronic acid in the treatment of internal derangement of temporomandibular joint (TMJ ID) for the restoration of TMJ function. The study included 25 patients, aged 13 to 50 years with symptoms of TMJ pain and clicking during function and limited mouth opening. TMJ ID was assessed with clinical examination and conformed with MRI.
Arthrocentesis with injection of hyaluronic acid in the treatment of TMJ internal derangement is least invasive procedure with fewest complications. The study showed satisfactory results in restoration of TMJ functions in patients with TMJ ID, who were refractory to the conservative methods and psychologically depressed due to lack of proper treatment. Thus, it may be the preferred treatment for the patient suffering with TMJ ID who were refractory to conservative methods.