Temporomandibular joint ankylosis: A Case Report and Discussion

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Temporomandibular joint ankylosis: A Case Report and Discussion

Murugesan R, Wan Mustafa WM: Temporomandibular joint ankylosis – A Case Reportand Discussion. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofax. Surg. 2004: 3: 26–31.

Abstract:Bony ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint in a male patient as a resultof bilateral condylar fracture due to road traffic accident is reported. Pre operativelythere was an expectation that he may require treatment on both joints but howeverwith gap arthroplasty and temporalis interpositional graft on the lefttemporomandibular joint and a coronoidectomy procedure on the right side, themouth opening was satisfactory. It is important that patients with joint injuries arefollowed upon on long-term basis so as to allow early diagnosis and treatment oftemporomandibular joint ankylosis. The range of treatment available fortemporomandibular joint ankylosis is discussed in general.