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Table 5 Analysis of MRI findings vs. clinical parameters

From: Is early TMJ involvement in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis clinically detectable? Clinical examination of the TMJ in comparison with contrast enhanced MRI in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  Pain Asymmetry Retrognathia Restriction in condylar translation Antegonial notching Clicking/crepitation
  Orthodontic examination Rheumatological examination Orthodontic examination Rheumatological examination Orthodontic examination Rheumatological examination Rheumatological examination Orthodontic examination Orthodontic examination
MRI enhancement (n = 76) 0.662 0.070 0.002* 0.198 0.308 0.448 0.020* 0.067 0.866
MRI deformation (n = 76) 0.600 0.669 <0.001* 0.072 0.085 0.430 0.001* 0.014* 0.701
MRI enhancement only (n = 51) 0.964 0.213 0.906 0.231 0.259 0.948 0.371 0.449 0.782
  1. Chi-square test to compare the MRI findings to clinical parameters assessed during the orthodontic or rheumatological examination (p-values)
  2. *p-value < 0.05, NS = not significant