Is arthrocentesis of temporomandibular joint with corticosteroids beneficial? A systematic review

Davoudi, A. and Khaki, H. and Mohammadi, I. and Daneshmand, M. and Tamizifar, A. and Bigdelou, M. and Ansaripoor, F. (2018) Is arthrocentesis of temporomandibular joint with corticosteroids beneficial? A systematic review. Medicina Oral Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 23 (3). e367-e375.

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Background: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are musculoskeletal conditions that can inhibit the normal function of temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and affect the patient’s quality of life, negatively. Arthrocentesis (AC) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used for treating TMDs. The aim of present paper is to evaluate the advantages of administrating corticosteroid (CS) during AC by reviewing high quality released articles. Material and Methods: Searching on Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Google Scholar, PubMed, ProQuest, and Scopus databases were performed with focusing on proper key words. Related titles and abstracts, up to December 2017, were screened and selected based on inclusion criteria. The full text of all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was extensively read and subjected to quality assessments. Results: After initial search, a total of 2067 articles were included into the study. Finally, 7 studies were reliable enough in methodology and randomization to be included into the study. All of the observed studies showed improvements in jaw functions and pain relief with no statistical differences in both AC and control groups. One study reported painless maximum incisal opening in CS group than the control group. Conclusions: Based on available RCTs, the AC of TMJ with CS seems to result in similar findings to other therapeutic drugs, with no significant differences. © 2018, Medicina Oral S.L. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khaki, H.; Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Vakilabad Blvd, Azadi Sqr, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arthrocentesis Corticosteroid Temporomandibular joint disorders Temporomandibular joints glucocorticoid analgesia epidemiologist human Jadad scale jaw disease juvenile rheumatoid arthritis language minimally invasive surgery molecular weight quality of life Review scoring system study design systematic review temporomandibular joint temporomandibular joint disorder multimodality cancer therapy randomized controlled trial (topic) Combined Modality Therapy Glucocorticoids Humans Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 09:12
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 09:12

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