[Role of Doppler velocimetry in diagnosis of TMJ dysfunction. 2. Clinical evaluation]

Mondo Ortod. Jan-Feb 1990;15(1):109-13.
[Article in Italian]


In order to evaluate the efficacy of Doppler effect in the diagnosis of dysfunctional TMJ sounds, we have analysed ten Doppler tracings of normal subjects, ten of subjects with reciprocal clicking and ten with locking (complete anterior dislocation of the disc). The results show that to every dysfunctional pathology corresponds a precise type of tracing whose acknowledgment is immediate.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Jaw Relation Record
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnosis
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Ultrasonography