Diagnostic Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Disorders
Arthroscopy may be used to diagnose a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) when:
- The source of the symptoms can't be identified with other tests and other treatment has not relieved pain.
- Before surgery a surgeon needs to confirm the diagnosis of a joint problem.
- In order to make a diagnosis a doctor needs to see how the joint moves.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry|
|Last Revised||January 11, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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