TMJ Publications

Dr. Howard Israel is an experienced clinician and academician. He is known nationally and internationally for his TMJ expertise in oral & maxillofacial surgery and TMJ disorders. He is Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and has performed extensive research and publication of numerous articles and chapters on a variety of topics.

Below is a list of Dr. Israel’s publications:

  • Israel H, Behrman D, Friedman J, Silberstein J: Early versus late intervention with arthroscopy for treatment of inflammatory temporomandibular joint disorders. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. In press.
  • Israel H: The Essential Role of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon in the Diagnosis, Management, Causation and Prevention of Chronic Orofacial Pain: Clinical Perspectives, in Fonseca RJ (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Second Edition, Saunders, pp 112-135, 2009.
  • Israel H, Lustman K, Ryu OH, Hart T: Mass spectrometric proteome analysis of pathologic and asymptomatic temporomandibular joint synovial fluids (Abstract). J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 64(9, Sup 1): 55-56, 2006.
  • Israel H, Langevin CJ, Singer M: The relationship between temporomandibular joint synovitis and adhesions: pathogenic mechanisms and clinical implications for surgical management. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 64:1066-1074, 2006.
  • Israel H: The relationship between arthroscopic surgery of the temporomandibular joint and non-surgical therapies in the management of patients with temporomandibular joint pathology. China J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 4(2):83-96, 2006.
  • Portnoff JE, Israel HA, Brause BD, Behrman DA: Dental premedication protocols for patients with knee and hip prostheses: a review of current recommendations. NYSDJ, April/May:20-25, 2006.
  • Kim D, Israel H, Friedman M, Kuhel W, Langevin CJ, Plansky T: Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia manifesting as a submandibular mass. J Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 2006.
  • Israel H, Drew S, Plansky T, Langevin CJ, Stewart L, Koslovsky D, Behrman D: Reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint using distraction osteogenesis in the minipig animal model. (Abstract) J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 63(10):1563, 2005.
  • Chang H, Israel H: Analysis of Inflammatory Mediators in TMJ Synovial Fluid Lavage Samples in Symptomatic Patients and Asymptomatic Controls. J Oral Maxillofacial Surg, 63:761-765, 2005.
  • Israel H: Discussion – are internal derangement and osteoarthrosis linked to changes in clinical outcome measures of arthrocentesis of the temporomandibular joint? J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61:1167-1170, 2003.
  • Israel H, Nicoll SB, Mauck RL: Tissue engineering of temporomandibular joint cartilage – phase I: induction of chondrogenesis in human dermal fibroblasts and biomechanical properties of temporomandibular joint cartilage. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61(8)[Sup 1]:48, 2003.
  • Israel H, Ward D, Horrell B, Scrivani S: Oral and maxillofacial surgery in patients with chronic oral, facial and head pain. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 61:662-667, 2003.
  • Israel H, Scrivani S: The interdisciplinary approach to oral, facial and head pain. Issues in Interdisclinary Care 3(2):107-114, 2001.
  • Israel H: Clinical controversies in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Part II: A negative view of managed care. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 59(5):549-553, 2001.
  • Israel H, Scrivani S: The interdisciplinary approach to oral, facial and head pain. J Am Dent Assoc, 131(7):919-926, 2000.
  • Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: The relationship between prafunctional masticatory activity and arthroscopically diagnosed temporomandibular joint pathology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 57(9):1034-1039, 1999.
  • Israel H: The use of arthroscopic surgery for treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 57(5):579-582, 1999.
  • Swanson ED, Sobieraj CL, Ackerman J, Israel HA: Reconstruction of the severely atrophic maxilla in a young adult with periodontosis. NY State Dent J, 65(4):19-23, 1999.
  • Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: Osteoarthritis and synovitis as major pathoses of the tempromandibular joint: comparison of clinical diagnosis and arthroscopic morphology. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 56:1023-1028, 1998.
  • Israel H: The Nazi origins of Eduard Pernkopf’s Topographische Anatomie des Menschen: The biomedical ethical issues, in Hauptman R, Hubbs-Motin S (eds) The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference,, The Haworth Press, Inc, New York,. The Reference Librarian, 61/62:131-146, 1998.
  • Ratcliffe A, Israel H, Saed-Nejad F, Diamond B: Proteoglycans in the synovial fluid of the temporomandibular joint as an indicator of changes in cartilage metabolism during primary and secondary osteoarthritis. J Oral Maxillofac. Surgery, 56(2):204-208, 1998.
  • Israel H: Temporomandibular disorders: what the neurologist needs to know. Seminars in Neurology 17(4):351-362, 1997.
  • Israel H, Ramamurthy N, Greenwald R, Golub L: The potential role of Doxycycline in the treatment of TMJ osteoarthritis. J Oral Maxillofac Surgery, 55(8)[Sup3]:112, 1997.
  • Israel H: The role of motion in rehabilitation of the injured temporomandibular joint. International Conference on Management of Fractures of the Mandibular Condyle. Groningen University Hospital, The Netherlands, pp 32, September 5-6, 1997.
  • Israel H: Discussion: The “Anchored Disc Phenomenon”: A proposed etiology for sudden-onset, severe and persistent closed lock of the TMJ. J Oral Maxillofac Surgery, J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 55(8):802-803, 1997.
  • Israel H, Seidelman W: Origins of the Pernkopf anatomy atlas: In reply. JAMA, 277(14):1123, 1997 (letter).
  • Israel H, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: Correlation between arthroscopic diagnosis of osteoarthritis and synovitis of the human temporomandibular joint and keratan sulfate levels in the synovial fluid. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 55:210-217, 1997.
  • Israel H, Syrop S: The important role of motion in the rehabilitation of patients with mandibular hypomobility: A review of the literature. J Craniomandib Pract, 15(1):74-83, 1997.
  • Horrell BM, Vogel LD, Israel H: Passive motion therapy in temporomandibular joint disorders: The use of a new hydraulic device and case reports. Compendium, 18(1):73-86, 1997.
  • Chang H, Israel H, Grbic J, Herrera-Abreu M, Lamster I: Detection of inflammatory mediators in the synovial fluid from patients with TMJ osteoarthritis. J Dent Res, 76:51, 1997 (abs).
  • Israel H, Seidelman W: Nazi origins of an anatomy text: The Pernkopf atlas. JAMA, 276(20):1633, 1996 (letter).
  • Israel H: Discussion: modification of modified condylotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 54:551-552, 1996.
  • Bonacci C, Lambert B, Pulse C, Israel H: Arthroscopic examination and diagnosis of inflammatory synovial cyst of the temporomandibular joint: a case report and review of the literature. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 54:769-773, 1996.
  • Ratcliffe A, Israel H: Protoeglycan components of articular cartilage in synovial fluids as potential markers of osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint, in Temporomandibular Disorders and Related Pain Conditions, Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 4, edited by BJ Sessle, PS Bryant and RA Dionne, Iasp Press, Seattle, pp 141-150, 1995.
  • Israel H, Ratcliffe A, Diamond B, Saed-Nejad F: Proteoglycan degradation in temporomandibular joints with osteoarthritis. J Dent Res, 74:78, 1995 (abs).
  • Israel, H: Discussion: Tumor necrosis factor alpha as biochemical marker of pain and outcome in temporomandibular joints with internal derangements. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52:791-792, 1994.
  • Israel, H: Current concepts in the surgical management of temporomandibular joint disorders. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 52:289-294, 1994.
  • Israel H, Ratcliffe A, Saed-Nejad F, Wang P: Indicators of proteoglycan degradation in synovial fluid of patients undergoing TMJ arthroscopy. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orlando, Fla., October 1993 (abs).
  • Kim E, Israel H, Nicolay O: Assessment of interleukin-1 and arthroscopic synovitis in stressed rabbit temporomandibular joints. 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, Orlando, Fla., October 1993 (abs).
  • Israel, H: Discussion: Mohs fixed-tissue excision of dentoalveolar bone in canines: a histological evaluation. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 51:44, 1993.
  • Israel, H: Temporomandibular joint arthroscopy, in Peterson, L. (ed), Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, pp 2015-1042, 1992.
  • Israel H: Discussion: an alternative explanation for the genesis of closed-lock symptoms in the internal derangement process. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49:815-816, 1991.
  • Israel H, Saed-Nejad F, Ratcliffe A: Early diagnosis of osteoarthrosis of the temporomandibular joint: correlation between arthroscopic diagnosis and keratan sulfate levels in the synovial fluid. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49:708-711, 1991.
  • Israel H, Roser SM, Addes N, Vlassapoulos C: Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: a follow-up study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 49(8), Supplement 1:110, 1991 (abs).
  • Israel HA, Ratcliffe A, Said-Nejad F. Wang P.: Evaluation of synovial fluid keratan sulfate levels and temporomandibular joint arthroscopic findings. 6th International Symposium in Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy, New York, November 1991 (abs).
  • Israel H, Roser SM, Addes N, Vlassapoulos C: Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: a follow-up study. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Chicago, Ill., September, 1991 (abs).
  • Ratcliffe A., Israel H.A., Saed-Nejad F., Seibel M.J. Keratan sulfate epitope levels are elevated in synovial fluids from joints with arthroscopically diagnosed early osteoarthritis. Trans Orthop Res Soc, 16:228, 1991 (abs).
  • Israel, H., Ratcliffe, A. and Saed-Nejad, F. Synovial fluid keratan sulfate concentrations in temporomandibular joints with arthroscopically diagnosed osteoarthrosis. 72nd Annual Meeting, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana. September, 1990 (abs).
  • Israel, H., Ellis, P. and Furgang, D. Synovial fluid protein concentration in patients undergoing temporomandibular joint arthroscopy. J. Dent. Res. 69:296, 1990 (abs).
  • Ratcliffe, A, Israel, HA, Saed-Nejad F: Elevated levels of keratan sulfate epitope in synovial fluid of joints with early OA. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 33:S91, 1990 (abs).
  • Israel, Howard. Synovial fluid analysis, in Merrill, R. (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, September, pp 85-92, 1989.
  • Israel, H. and Roser, S. Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: preliminary findings in 24 patients. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery. 47:570, 1989.
  • Israel, H. Technique for placement of a discal traction suture during temporomandibular joint arthroscopy. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 47:311, 1989.
  • Eliezri, YD, Israel H, Pochal W. Treatment of an oral erythroplastic squamous cell carcinoma with MOHS micrographic surgery. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 67:249, 1989.
  • Israel, H., Tabak, L. and Ziccardi, V.: Analysis of synovial fluid in patients undergoing temporomandibular joint arthroscopy. Third Annual International Symposium on Arthroscopy of the HumanTemporomandibular Joint, December, 1988 (abs).
  • Israel, H and Roser, S. Patient response to temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: preliminary findings. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 46(12):M16, 1988 (abs).
  • Israel, H. Early squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, part I: clinical evaluation. The Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry. Vol VII No. 8: 563-571, 1986.
  • Israel, H. Early squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, part II: diagnosis and management. The Compendium for Continuing Education in Dentistry. Vol VII No. 9: 616-626, 1986.
  • Israel, H. and Leban, S. Aspiration of an endodontic instrument. J. of Endodontics. 10 (9): 452-454, 1984.
  • Israel, H. The use of toluidine blue in the diagnosis of asymptomatic oral carcinoma. Int. Conf. on Head & Neck Cancer. p.123, July, 1984 (abs).
  • Amato, C. and Israel, H. Interpositional cortical plate augmentation in the reconstruction of the labially deficient alveolar process, J. Oral Maxillofac. Surgery. 41: 185-187, 1983.
  • Israel, H. Oral lichen planus: the malignant potential. Journal of the William Jarvie Society, March 1977.
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