Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is quite frequent in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). We describe a 15-year-old girl with isolated TMJ arthritis presenting as a unique manifestation of JIA, and its successful treatment. She underwent arthroscopic synovectomy followed by intraarticular steroid injection. Early use of synovectomy and intraarticular steroids in TMJ arthritis may reduce pain, improve jaw function, and prevent irreversible deformities.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Temporomandibular joint
ASJC Scopus subject areas