Escuela Universitaria Osteopatía

Eficacia del enfoque manual de músculo-esquelético en el tratamiento del trastorno de la articulación temporomandibular: Una revisión sistemática con metaanálisis

Efficacy of musculoskeletal manual approach in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder: A systematic review with meta-analysis

Manual Therapy
The purpose of this study by researchers from Brazil and Belgium was to assess the effectiveness of musculoskeletal manual approach in temporomandibular joint disorder patients. During August 2014 a systematic review of relevant databases (PubMed, The Cochrane Library, PEDro and ISI web of knowledge) was performed to identify controlled clinical trials without date restriction and restricted to the English language. Clinical outcomes were pain and range of motion focalized in temporomandibular joint. The mean difference or standard mean difference with 95% confidence intervals and overall effect size were calculated at every post treatment. The PEDro scale was used to demonstrate the quality of the included studies. From the 308 articles identified by the search strategy, eight articles met the inclusion criteria. The meta-analysis showed a significant difference and large effect on active mouth opening and on pain during active mouth opening in favor of musculoskeletal manual techniques when compared to other conservative treatments for temporomandibular joint disorder. (This hyperlink is to the abstract for the article titled “Efficacy of Musculoskeletal Manual Approach in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: a Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis.” To view the full article, you will need to log in to the journal’s website.) READ MORE

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