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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2004 August-December;15(2-3):75-81

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Alloplastic reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint following trauma

Zuniga J. R.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


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An alloplastic TMJ prosthetic joint is an optional treatment for posttraumatic condylar trauma if three conditions exist, including: 1. loss of vertical height and/or occlusal relationship due to bone resorption or traumatic displacement/avulsion of the condyle(s); 2. posttraumatic bony or fibrous ankylosis; or, 3. malocclusion and TMD not responsive to conservative therapy. Case presentations of each condition are presented as well as data indicating that TMJ Concepts® prosthetic implant system is a safe and effective modality in indicated patients since it is patient-fitted and composed of biologically proven compatible materials that enhance osteointegration.

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