Imaging of the Pediatric Temporomandibular Joint

Matthew R. Hammer, Yassine Kanaan

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Imaging of the temporomandibular joint in pediatric patients is a critical component in the evaluation and treatment of children with temporomandibular joint symptoms. MRI can provide detailed joint anatomy and identify inflammation, sometimes before symptom onset. Ultrasound scan is a convenient emerging modality to evaluate the joint and guide therapeutic injections. Radiography and computed tomography offer osseous detail to recognize early morphologic changes of the mandibular condyle and provide operative planning. Imaging promises to direct treatment to prevent future joint destruction and maintain function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • Computed tomography
  • Imaging
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • MRI
  • Radiography
  • Radiology
  • Temporomandibular joint
  • Ultrasound scan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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