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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 376475, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/376475
Clinical Study

Relationship between the Effectiveness of Arthrocentesis under Sufficient Pressure and Conditions of the Temporomandibular Joint

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tonami General Hospital, 1-61, Shintomi-cho, Tonami-city, Toyama-ken 939-1395, Japan

Received 14 April 2011; Accepted 11 May 2011

Academic Editors: C. Lekic and R. Tallents

Copyright © 2011 Shinya Yura et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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