A critical appraisal of "Evaluation of low-level laser therapy in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders"

Krejci, George
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Objective: The purpose of this paper was to critically appraise the article “Evaluation of Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders” Methods: The article was chosen using PubMed Central open access with no inclusion/exclusion criteria. Each section (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion) was critically appraised individually with strengths and weaknesses listed to evaluate their reliability. Results: Although weaknesses were pointed out in each section, the overall strength and reliability of the article was high. The methods and results sections had especially high overall strengths, both of which add to the reliability of the article. Conclusion: Based on the many strengths and small number of weaknesses in this article, one should be able to use the evidence in article to support their practice.

Temporomadibular Disorders, Low Level Laser Therapy, TMD, TMJ, Physical Therapy