Assessment of temporomandibular joint disease.

Advances in experimental medicine and biology

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Kostrzewa-Janicka J, Mierzwinska-Nastalska E, Jurkowski P, Okonski P, Nedzi-Gora M. Assessment of temporomandibular joint disease. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;788207-11.
The diagnosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders consists of clinical (Reaserch Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders, RDC/TMD) and additional (computer tomography, CT or magnetic resonance imaging, and MRI) examinations. Due to the growing knowledge of pathologic changes within the TMJ, the researches become more aware of the difficulty in detection the early symptoms of disorders using conventional examination. Therefore, it is now expected that the collected samples of synovial fluid, serum, or urine samples could enable easier identification of inflammatory process course, and degenerative cartilage changes state.