Outcomes and patient satisfaction following individualized physical therapy treatment for patients diagnosed with temporomandibular disc displacement without reduction with limited opening: A cross-sectional study

Steven Kraus, Janey Prodoehl
2017 Cranio  
2017): Outcomes and patient satisfaction following individualized physical therapy treatment for patients diagnosed with temporomandibular disc displacement without reduction with limited opening: A cross-sectional study, CRANIO®, a physiotherapy Associates, Atlanta, GA, uSA; b division of physical Therapy, department of Rehabilitation medicine, emory university of medicine, ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate physical therapy treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction in patients with a
more » ... is of disc displacement without reduction with limited opening (DDWoR wLO). Methods: Records of 97 patients with DDWoR wLO who received physical therapy in one outpatient clinic were used in this cross-sectional study. Outcomes included number of visits, maximum active interincisal opening, self-reported pain, and patient satisfaction. Results: The average number of physical therapy visits per patient was 5.5, and there were significant improvements in pain rating and interincisal opening following physical therapy. Effect sizes for these comparisons were large (>1.0). Mean patient satisfaction responses across all symptom areas was consistent with patients being more than less satisfied following treatment. Discussion: Individualized physical therapy treatment is an effective conservative intervention to improve mouth opening, reduce pain, and provide patient satisfaction in patients with one specific sub-type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD), DDWoR wLO.
doi:10.1080/08869634.2017.1379260 pmid:28976291 fatcat:oqxfmq6wrrfxxotcou4bwsuwxq