Tmj Arthralgia: A Rarely Described Internal Joint Derangement And Characterization Regarding Factors Of Age , Pain Description, And Prevalence In Craniomandibular Disorders Individuals (CMDs)


  • Omar Franklin Molina Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Centro Universitário de Gurupi (UNIRG)
  • Raphael Navarro Aquilino Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Centro Universitário de Gurupi (UNIRG)
  • Ed Wilson César Centro Universitário de Gurupi (UNIRG)
  • Sérgio Elias Cury Centro Universitário de Volta Redonda (UNIFOA)
  • Ricardo Léllis Marçal Centro Universitário de Gurupi (UNIRG)
  • Margarida M de Miranda



Craniomandibular Disorders, Arthralgia, Joint noises, Burning Pain


Aims: Characterize Craniomandibular Disorders (CMDs) and arthralgia individuals regarding factors of age, joint noises, frequency of burning pain and severity of pain. Material and Methods: 25 CMD and arthralgia patients, 39 CMDs and capsulitis patients were retrieved from a large sample of  CMD patients and were compared with a control Non CMD group. History of sign and symptoms, questionnaires, clinical examination, description of pain, diagnostic tests and criteria for CMDs were used. Results: Mean age in the experimental (CMD+arthralgia group) was about 40.2 years old. The frequency of joint noises was about 72%   in the CMDs+arthralgia group as compared to the other two control groups (56.4% and 40.6%) . Bilateral reciprocal click was also more frequently in the experimental group than in the controls and the difference was statistically significant. The frequency of  severe pain was much higher in the  CMD+arthralgia than in the CMD+capsulitis group (80% and 10.2% respectively). The description of burning pain was observed  exclusively  in the CMD+arthralgia group. Finally, the frequency of pain increased from the Non CMD to the CMD+capsulitis and to the CMD+arthralgia group. Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that arthralgia is a more chronic disorder characterized  by burning pain, more severe pain and higher  frequency of  joint noises, specifically unilateral reciprocal click.


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MOLINA, O. F.; AQUILINO, R. N.; CÉSAR, E. W.; CURY, S. E.; MARÇAL, R. L.; MIRANDA, M. M. de. Tmj Arthralgia: A Rarely Described Internal Joint Derangement And Characterization Regarding Factors Of Age , Pain Description, And Prevalence In Craniomandibular Disorders Individuals (CMDs). Cadernos UniFOA, Volta Redonda, v. 5, n. 14, p. 71–81, 2017. DOI: 10.47385/cadunifoa.v5.n14.1026. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 out. 2022.



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