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CURRENT ISSUEITALIAN JOURNAL OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

A Journal on Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

Frequency: 3 issues

ISSN 1120-7558

Online ISSN 1827-1901

 

Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2008 December;19(3):119-21

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Piezosurgery®: its role in TMJ surgery

González-Lagunas J. 1, Mareque J. 2

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Quiron Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain

This article presents the authors’ experience with the use of a piezoelectric device to perform different osteotomies during open temporomandibular (TMJ) surgery. In the last six months six patients underwent TMJ open surgery with a piezoelectric device in order to perform osteotomies both in the condyle and in the articular eminence. This surgical instrument allows to trace an accurate osteotomy line, without injuring the adjacent soft tissues.

language: English


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