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Intra-articular steroids for TMJ arthritis—caution needed

In the past decade, the consequences of temporomandibular joint arthritis in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis have received increasing attention. Intra-articular corticosteroid injections have been suggested as a treatment option, but concerns that this treatment could reduce mandibular growth have been raised and are supported by new data published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

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Stoustrup, P., Twilt, M. Intra-articular steroids for TMJ arthritis—caution needed. Nat Rev Rheumatol 11, 566–567 (2015).

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