A number of conditions may be associated with condylar resorption affecting the temporomandibular joint. Identifying the cause is essential for management planning.


Conditions associated with condylar resorption:

(1) osteoarthritis

(2) reactive arthritis

(3) avascular necrosis

(4) infection

(5) trauma

(6) rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

(7) psoriatic arthritis

(8) scleroderma

(9) systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

(10) Sjogren’s syndrome

(11) ankylosing spondylitis

(12) other autoimmune disorders

(13) idiopathic (“cheerleader’s syndrome”)


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