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Displacement of the non-reduction temporomandibular disk with limitation of opening. Story of a clinical case—Follow up five years

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ABSTRACT

Displacement of the non-reduction disk with limitation of opening (DDwLO) can be treatment of the non-surgical form. However, it required scientific and clinic knowledge of diagnostic area of the disorders temporomandibulares. This study was performed with the patient CN, 18 years, white, female, who went to the orofacial pain ambulatory with complaints of extreme pain on the right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and limitation of maximum opening of 29 mm with shift to right, which she has been suffering for at least three years. After a criterion anamnese the diagnosis hypothesis found was a displacement of the non-reduction disk with limitation of opening. The treatment was based on infiltration in the right TMJ with anesthesic followed by mandibular manipulation. After the therapeutic conduct the patient presented clinical signals of normality with absence of trismus and mandibular movement without shift to right. The patient was followed up during five years not presenting return of the pathology.

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Vinholi, G. , Coêlho, T. , Insaurralde, E. , da Silva, A. , Terra, G. and de Pinho, L. (2014) Displacement of the non-reduction temporomandibular disk with limitation of opening. Story of a clinical case—Follow up five years. Health, 6, 475-478. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.65066.

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