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Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

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CABO GARCIA, Rogelio; GRAU LEON, Ileana  and  SOSA ROSALES, Maritza. Temporomandibular Disorders prevalence in Rampa Clinic, Plaza de la Revolución. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.4. ISSN 1729-519X.

Due to the high frequency with which patients regards odontology services with Temporomandibular Disorders it has been carried out in two last decade several epidemic studies in our country on the same ones, which motivated to the present investigation with the objective of to deepen in the knowledge about this pathology and to evaluate the prevalence of this health problem in the Cuban population, describing their signs and symptoms in the studied sample, for what was carried out an observational, descriptive and cross study in the population of a sample in Havana City of an health area of the Plaza de la Revolución section, related to the Rampa policlinic with 10 clinics. It was practiced a questioning to these individuals to describe demographic variables and a clinical examination to identify the variables of the complex to muscle-joint. Reached results show a prevalence of Temporomandibular Disorders in the sample studied prevailing feminine genre and age bigger than 51 and to the examination of the complex to muscle-joint the predominant sign was joint sounds.

Keywords : Temporomandibular Disorders; Diagnosis; Signs; Symptoms; Joint Sounds..

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