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Temporomandibular joint ankylosis

Ashwant Kumar Vadepally, Ramen Sinha, A V S S Subramanya Kumar
Background: Patients with limited mouth opening (LMO) often associated with difficult intubation. Retrograde intubation is an alternative technique of establishing definitive airway in these patients when blind nasal intubation fails and fiberoptic bronchoscope is not available. We tested the retrograde intubation through nasal route in patients with LMO less than 2 cm. Materials and methods: The procedure was performed with some modification with regard to retrograde guide on 18 patients requiring maxillofacial surgical procedures to increase mouth opening...
January 2018: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
Malavika Subu, Jun-Young Paeng
Reduction malarplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic and plastic surgery in Asian countries. Bony ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) occurs usually as a result of trauma, infection, failed surgeries, and autoimmune diseases. Reduction malarplasty has low incidence of TMJ-related complications. A 33-year-old female patient came with complaint of restricted mouth opening around 18 mm, which was developed immediately after the reduction malarplasty 2 years before. On computed tomography image, bony adhesion and the defect from the surgical drilling were found around right TMJ...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Shiping Chang, Yan Yang, Yang Liu, Jingfu Wang, Wuyang Zhang, Qin Ma
PURPOSE: Our aim was to explore how the remodeling capacity of children's mandibular condyles affected the morphologic changes of fractured condyles after conservative treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was designed and performed in children and adult patients with mandibular condylar fractures. Computed tomographic imaging was reviewed for all patients to analyze the morphologic changes and risk factors for traumatic temporomandibular joint ankylosis...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marshall F Newman, D Graham Lee, M Kinon Lecholop
Treatment of patients with bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in a single-stage procedure can be challenging. The implementation of intraoperative navigation has proved beneficial by enabling faster and safer excision by providing real-time identification of vital structures. Navigation also can be used to verify site preparation for custom joint prostheses. This article seeks to establish a protocol, based on the use of intermaxillary fixation screws, to produce accurate and repeatable outcomes for the correction of bilateral TMJ ankylosis with total joint replacement in a single-stage procedure...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Said Algan, Murat Kara, Mehmet Akif Cakmak, Onder Tan, Hakan Cinal, Ensar Zafer Barin, Akin Inaloz
OBJECTIVE: Condylar and subcondylar fractures (CSFs) are among the most common mandible fractures. If reduction of these fractures is not carried out correctly, serious complications can result, including infection, damage to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function, malocclusion, nonunion, malunion, and ankylosis of the TMJ. METHODS: We used a preauricular, mini-incision, open technique (PMIOT) for CSF of the mandible. 66 patients (48 males, 18 females), with a total of 72 CSFs of the mandible, were repaired with PMIOT between 2011 and 2016...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Rodrigo Fariña, Loreto Canto, Renato Gunckel, Juan Pablo Alister, Francisca Uribe
: Temporomandibular joint ankylosis, according to age of onset, causes severe functional and morphological disorders, as well as stunted craniofacial growth and development.The primary goal of treatment is to resolve the functional and morphological disorders. METHOD: Pre- and posttreatment clinical and cephalometric registries were conducted in 15 patients with temporomandibular joint ankylosis over a 10-year period (2002-2012). All the patients underwent complete removal of the ankylotic block, gap arthroplasty, and ipsilateral coronoidectomy...
March 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Nima Khavanin, Edward H Davidson, Diana Y Lee, Patrick Byrne, Amir H Dorafshar
Concomitant temporomandibular joint (TMJ) transplantation is an obvious advancement in the reconstructive armamentarium for face transplantation in scenarios involving TMJ ankylosis. This study investigates the fidelity of mandibular morphology and explores the feasibility of bilateral mandibular condyle transfer in facial vascularized composite allotransplantation. Geometric analysis was performed on 100 skeletally mature maxillofacial computed tomography scans. Exclusion criteria included mandibular trauma and dentoalveolar disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Gianfranco Frojo, Kashyap Komarraju Tadisina, Vilaas Shetty, Alexander Y Lin
Infection of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a rare pediatric condition resulting from the introduction of pathogens into the joint by hematogenous seeding, local extension, or trauma. Early recognition of the typical signs and symptoms including fever, trismus, preauricular swelling, and TMJ region tenderness are critical in order to initiate further evaluation and prevent feared complications of fibrosis, ankylosis, abnormal facial structure, or persistence of symptoms. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography with ancillary laboratory analysis including erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, and white blood cell count are beneficial in confirming the suspected diagnosis and monitoring response to therapy...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Deepinder Singh, Guneet Kaur, Dipanshu Bakshi, Jasjit Sahota, Ambika Thakur, Shekhar Grover
AIM: The aim of this study is to find if there is any correlation between the hematological parameters and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis and severity of the disease in such patients when compared with the nonankylosed patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 patients with age ranging from 10 to 40 years were included in the study after excluding the subjects according to the inclusion criteria. We categorized the subjects into two major groups: group I: control (nonankylosed/ healthy subjects) and group II: study group (ankylosed subjects) with each group containing 35 subjects (n = 35) respectively...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Yangmei Jiang, Yuanjin Huang, Bin Ye, Yunfeng Li, Songsong Zhu
This retrospective study described the authors' experience in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis with dentofacial deformities in 18 pediatric patients during a 4-year period. These patients underwent different types of arthroplasty with condylar reconstruction, simultaneously with treatment of dentofacial deformities. Re-ankylosis was confirmed if maximal incisal opening (MIO) was <20 mm. Clinical outcomes were evaluated in terms of oral function, radiography, and medical photography...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Takeshi Yano, Masahiko Taniguchi, Isao Tsuneyoshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Jia Qiao, Bing Yu, Lai Gui, Xi Fu, Chung-Kwan Yen, Feng Niu, Huijun Zhang, Cai Wang, Ying Chen, Meng Wang, Jianfeng Liu
BACKGROUND: Interpositional arthroplasty (IPA) with temporalis fascia flap has been one of the most frequently performed procedures to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis. However, recurrence often occurs when the flap lacks bulk or atrophies. Whether to perform IPA or distraction osteogenesis (DO) first has long been a controversial issue when patients presented mandibular dysplasia (MD). This study provided IPA a new graft material sufficient to prevent recurrence, combined the modified protocol of performing DO 6 months after IPA, and evaluated its efficacy in treating TMJ ankylosis patients with MD...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Z-Hye Lee, Tomer Avraham, Casian Monaco, Ashish A Patel, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
PURPOSE: Mandibular defects involving the condyle represent a complex reconstructive challenge for restoring proper function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) because it requires precise bone graft alignment for full restoration of joint function. The use of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology can aid in accurate reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects with a vascularized free fibula flap without the need for additional adjuncts. The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical and functional outcomes after reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects using only a free fibula graft with the help of virtual surgery techniques...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Shiv Akshat, Shikha Jain, Puneet Khanna, Ravinder Kumar Batra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Anne-Frédérique Chouinard, Leonard B Kaban, Zachary S Peacock
Mandibular growth is a complex process that involves the "functional matrix," an interaction of the muscles of mastication, occlusion, and jaw function. Although not a typical growth center, the mandibular condyle has a significant effect on the ultimate size, shape and function of the mandible and secondarily on overall facial form. Acquired temporomandibular joint (TMJ)/condylar abnormalities, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, idiopathic condylar resorption, TMJ ankylosis, and condylar hyperplasia, often result in facial deformity and functional deficits...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Cory M Resnick
Indications and considerations for reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) differ between growing and skeletally mature patients. Osteoarthritis, which is the most common cause of TMJ destruction in adults, is comparatively rare in children. The most common indications in young patients are congenital deformities, pathology, ankylosis and progressive resorptive processes. Options for reconstruction include distraction osteogenesis, autologous reconstruction (ie, costochondral graft, free fibula flap), and total alloplastic joint replacement...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Hiroshi Tomonari, Hiroko Takada, Tomofumi Hamada, Sangho Kwon, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Shouichi Miyawaki
BACKGROUND: We describe the case of a 16-year-old female patient with micrognathia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis, and obstructive sleep apnea, who was treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) combined with sliding genioplasty, using skeletal anchorage. CASE PRESENTATION: We first performed interpositional arthroplasty, in which an interposition of fascia temporalis and surrounding fat tissue was inserted into the defect after bilateral condylectomy, increasing the maximum mouth opening from 5...
November 10, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
Hitoshi Yoshimura, Shinpei Matsuda, Seigo Ohba, Yoshiki Minegishi, Kunihiro Nakai, Shigeharu Fujieda, Kazuo Sano
The vascularized fibular flap is one of the standard treatment choices for the reconstruction of the mandible; however, the consequences of condylar restoration have not previously been reported. The use of three-dimensional models allows for a more predictable reconstruction. The purpose of the present study was to assess the outcome of stereolithographic model-assisted reconstruction of the mandibular condyle with a vascularized fibular flap. A total of 5 patients underwent mandibular resection including the condyle and immediate reconstruction with a vascularized fibular flap...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Orhan Güven
Treatment of ankylosis is one of the greatest challenges in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery. To provide a satisfactory mouth opening, as well as normal jaw function, and to prevent reankylosis in the long term are the most important principles in the treatment of TMJ ankylosis. These functions have been attained in both of the presented patients in the long term. It is known that heterotopic bone formation is rare in the maxillofacial area, but rapid bone regeneration which reconstitutes a new condyle is rarer...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
Ayse Gulsen, Serhat Sibar, Selahattin Ozmen
The aim of this study was to present a case series of the orthognathic treatment of facial asymmetry due to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis and to characterize the current treatment modalities through a literature review. Four patients who presented with facial asymmetry due to TMJ ankylosis between 2010 and 2014 were included in this study. TMJ ankylosis was surgically treated before bimaxillary surgery with advancement genioplasty in some of the cases. In 2 cases, 3-dimensional (3D) models were used for diagnosis and treatment planning, as 3D models are very important tools for planning surgical maneuvers...
October 27, 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
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