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Old 05-04-2003, 03:44 PM   #2
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By flushing the joints out, I assume you mean an arthrocentesis. There are several of us here that have had them. I had one on Feb. 4th. So far it has not helped, but that does not mean it won't work for you. For people that have lack of lubrication in their joints it is great because they usually at the same time they flush, inject a steroid in there.
I've read tons of studies on the arthrocentesis and it is beginning to look like the results of an arthrocentesis and arthroscopy are the same!
If you want to read the reports just go to the journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery's website, and do a search for TMJ. You will come up with a bunch of interesting stuff.
Hope you are having a great weekend,
.stacy.
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