THE EFFICACY OF HIGH CONDYLECTOMY IN INTERNAL DERANGMENT OF THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT
Keywords:Mandible, Maxilla, TMJ.
Background: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a giglymoarthroidal Joint; it is the only mobile joint in the entire maxillofacial region and is a part of craniomandibular articulation.
Methods: All the patients with internal derangement of temporomandibular joint having anterior disc displacement without reduction with complaints of pain and limited opening of mouth, of all age group reporting to the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, GDC Jaipur were included in the study.
Results: At one month follow up out of 20 patients 13 patients were not satisfied and at 6 month follow up 2 patients were not satisfied at all.
Conclusion: We conclude that surgical treatment for internal derangement of the TMJ is required; this technique is effective to improve pain and mouth opening without complications. Although this study has a short follow up period and small sample size.
Keywords: Mandible, Maxilla, TMJ.
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