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|Title:||Diagnostic evaluation of an ultrathin 15,000 fiberoptic arthroscope: Comparison of arthroscopic and histologic findings in a sheep model|
|Citation:||Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2005; 63(3):319-322|
|Publisher:||W B Saunders Co|
|Kenichi Kurita, Nobumi Ogi, Ken Miyamoto and Alastair N. Goss|
|Abstract:||PURPOSE: An ultrathin 15,000 fiberoptic-based arthroscope was evaluated for the detection of osteoarthritic intra-articular pathologies in sheep temporomandibular joints. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Osteoarthritis was bilaterally induced in the temporomandibular joints in sheep. Twenty osteoarthritic temporomandibular joints were arthroscopically examined and rated with use of the ultrathin arthroscope. The arthroscopic observation was then compared with the histologic findings. RESULTS: The arthroscope provided excellent vision of the osteoarthritic joints. Correlation between arthroscopic and histologic findings was 80%. CONCLUSION: The recently developed ultrathin (15,000) arthroscope was found to be a highly reliable and efficient tool to diagnose joint space pathologies of the osteoarthritic temporomandibular joint.|
|Keywords:||Mandibular Condyle; Temporal Bone; Joint Capsule; Synovial Membrane; Animals; Sheep; Temporomandibular Joint Disorders; Osteoarthritis; Disease Models, Animal; Reproducibility of Results; Equipment Design; Arthroscopes; Surface Properties; Time Factors; Fiber Optic Technology; Temporomandibular Joint Disc|
|Description:||Copyright © 2005 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Published by Elsevier Inc.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
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