MRI ASSESSMENT TMJ AMONG PATIENTS WITH JUVENILE IDIOPATHIC ARTHRITIS (JIA)
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2850-2854
AbstractBackground: The present study was conducted for assessing MRI findings of TMJ among patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
Materials & methods: A total of 20 patients with JIA were enrolled. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients was obtained. A Performa was made and complete clinical and medical history of all the patients was recorded. Patients with history of any other systemic illness, any known drug allergy were excluded from the present study. All the subjects were informed about MRI protocols. MRI of TMJ was done.
Results: While assessing the TMJ by MRI, inflammation and bone marrow oedema was seen in 70 percent and 25 percent of the patients. Bone marrow enhancement and joint effusion were seen in 20 percent of the patients each.Erosion of osseous component was seen in 65 percent of the patients while condylar flattening and temporal bone flattening were seen in 50 percent and 40 percent of the patients.
Conclusion: Early detection and treatment of TMJ arthritis are paramount to preserving motility and preventing deformity.
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