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Dysfunction Indices for Disorders of Temporomandibular Joint and Masticatory System

Purpose:

To determine dysfunction from a disorder of the masticatory system including the temperomandibular joint (TMJ) using the indices of Helkimo.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

complications, disability and performance

ICD-10:

K07.6

Description:

Helkimo developed two indices for evaluating dysfunction associated with disorders of the masticatory system, include disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The author was from the University of Goteborg in Sweden.

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