Temporomandibular Joint Disorders University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Professor of Radiology and Chief of the VA Department of Radiology at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems, Steven E. Harms, MD, describes the causes and symptoms of TMJ disorders, and the path from clinical examination, to arrival at a differential diagnosis and/or staging via appropriate selection of the optimal imaging modality. An in-depth (yet succinct) explanation of the morphology of TMJ disorders gives the reader an understanding of the five stages of disease severity, ranging from the early stage, which involves disc displacement with reduction, to the late stage, characterized by disc displacement without reduction associated with detachment of the posterior band of the disc (perforation) and severe degenerative arthritis of the condyle. A well written review for the clinician faced with the patient presenting with pain as a result of clicking or locking of the jaw.
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