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Temporomandibular disorders: improving outcomes using a multidisciplinary approach

Authors Garrigós-Pedrón M, Elizagaray-García I, Domínguez-Gordillo AA, Del-Castillo-Pardo-de-Vera JL, Gil-Martínez A

Received 16 April 2019

Accepted for publication 16 August 2019

Published 3 September 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 733—747

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S178507

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Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Miriam Garrigós-Pedrón1–3, Ignacio Elizagaray-García1–3, Adelaida A Domínguez-Gordillo4, José Luis Del-Castillo-Pardo-de-Vera3,5, Alfonso Gil-Martínez1–3,5,6

1Departamento de Fisioterapia, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, España; 2Motion in Brains Research Group, Instituto de Neurociencias y Ciencias del Movimeinto (INCIMOV), Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, España; 3CranioSPain Research Group, Instituto de Neurociencias y Ciencias del Movimeinto (INCIMOV), Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, España; 4Departamento de Odontología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, España; 5Departamento de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacilal, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, España; 6Departamento de Fisioterapia, Hospital Universitario La Paz, IdiPAZ, Madrid, España

Correspondence: Alfonso Gil-Martínez
Departamento de Fisioterapia, Centro Superior de Estudios Universitarios La Salle, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, C/ La Salle, 10, Madrid 28023, España
Email fongilmar@gmail.com

Abstract: Patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can become very complex. This article aims to highlight the importance of the multimodal and multidisciplinary approach in this type of patients to improve clinical outcomes. At present we have innumerable techniques and tools to approach this type of patients from a biopsychosocial model where active and adaptive type treatments are fundamental. There are various health professions that have competence in the treatment of TMD, however, although in the most complex cases should be treated simultaneously, still too many patients receive unique treatments and only from one point of view. This review exposes the treatments available from a clinical-scientific perspective and also emphasizes the importance of working in specialized units with those professionals who have competencies on the different conditions that may occur.

Keywords: temporomandibular disorders, physiotherapy, psychology, odontology, surgery

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