Coxalgia and Temporomandibular Disorders

  • Kengo Torii Nippon Dental University


Background: Although the occlusal equilibration in bite plate-induced occlusal position has been reported to be effective in resolving  temporomandibular disorder (TMD)-related symptoms, it still remains  unclear whether coxalgia is included in those TMD-related symptoms.

Method and Findings: Occlusal equilibration was performed for a TMD patient with coxalgia. First, painful symptoms were relieved by appliance therapy. Subsequently, occlusal analysis was performed on the patient by mounting dental models mounted on an articulator and identifying a deviation of the occlusal position from the bite plate-induced occlusal position (BPOP). Occlusal equilibration to the BPOP was performed for the patient by selective tooth grinding.  On treatment completion, the occlusal position was shifted 1 mm forward on the left side and 1 mm backward on the right side from the previous habitual occlusal position. The TMD-related symptoms (temporomandibular joint clicking and pain) were resolved, and left coxalgia disappeared.

Conclusion: Coxalgia is thought to be included in TMD-related symptoms.

Nov 1, 2016
How to Cite
TORII, Kengo. Coxalgia and Temporomandibular Disorders. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, nov. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018. doi:
Dental Medicine