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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XL/238: 248-251

Title: Correlation between generalized joint laxity and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders 

Authors: Berger M, Szkutnik J, Szalewski L, Wójcik D, Bakalczuk M, Ginszt M.

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Correlation between generalized joint laxity and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders


Berger M1, Szkutnik J1, Szalewski L2, Wójcik D3, Bakalczuk M1, Ginszt M4.

Medical University of Lublin, Poland: 1Department of Functional Disturbances of Masticatory System; 2Department of Prosthodontics; 3Chair and Department of Department of Dentistry for Children and Adolescents; 4Student’s Scientific Society

Generalized joint hypermobility (GJH) is an increase of joints mobility over accepted norms. Many authors include GJH to etiologic factors of temporomandibular disorders (TMD).
The aim of the study
was to verify if there is an association between GJH and TMD.
Material and methods
. Study was performed on 126 subjects (95 females and 31 males) aged 12-46 years. In order to find signs and symptoms of TMD Polish version of RDC/TMD questionnaire was used. GJH was assessed using Beighton’s scale. Using r-Pearson’s correlation an association between GHJ and TMD signs and symptoms was verified.
Results
. No statistically significant association between TMD sings and symptoms and GJH was found.
Conclusions
. Presence of GJH is not associated with TMD signs and symptoms (in group of young adults).

Key words: tempromandibular disorders, generalized joint hypermobility, temporomandibular joint, orofacial pain

Pol Med J, 2016; XL (238); 248–251