Standardized Schemes Used for Clinical Evaluation of Temporomandibular Disorders
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Epidemiological studies, which evaluated the prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in given populations, reported a prevalence between 40% and 60% in the general population with any type of TMD, e.g. myofacial dysfunction, internal derangement or degenerative joint disease. Many papers underline the need for a standardized classification for TMD signs and symptoms. There are a number of classification schemes used in studies of TMD that incorporate clinical signs, which are the Helkimo Index, the Craniomandibular Index and the Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2010;56 Suppl 1:46-8.
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