- Evaluation of temporomandibular function after high parietal condylectomy because of unulateral condylar hyperactivity
- Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Volume | Issue number
- 68 | 5
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess temporomandibular function after condylectomy because of unilateral condylar hyperactivity (UCH) by means of standardized diagnostic criteria. The results were compared with those obtained in a control group.
Patients and Methods: In this study, 33 patients with UCH who underwent condylectomy and 31 controls matched for age and gender filled out a history questionnaire and underwent a clinical examination as part of the research diagnostic criteria for temporomandibular disorders. Data analysis was performed by use of the Fisher exact test for 2-by-2 tables.
Results: Patients and controls did not differ significantly regarding myofacial pain (P = .131), disc displacement (P = .516), and depression (P = .34). The groups differed significantly concerning arthralgia, osteoarthritis, and osteoarthrosis (P = .003), as well as pain with low disability (P = .022).
Conclusions: In patients with UCH who underwent condylectomy because of progressive mandibular asymmetry, more joint-related temporomandibular problems as well as more postoperative pain developed when compared with age- and gender-matched controls. However, these problems did not lead to more severe disabilities in daily life.
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