Rheumatoid disease and related arthropathies. I. Systemic findings, medical therapy, and peripheral joint surgery

Michael F. Zide, David M. Carlton, John N. Kent

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Rheumatoid arthritis and related arthropathies may produce a wide, confusing range of problems affecting the temporomandibular joint and ultimately the lower face. In order to understand the evolution of therapy for TMJ and facial problems, a general update of overall disease characteristics, current medical therapy, and peripheral joint surgery is presented. This background is integrated into a rationale for treatment of rheumatoid problems affecting the mandible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-125
Number of pages7
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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