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According to the authors, who have an 18-year experience, the treatment of temporomandibular ankylosis in children consists in the resection of the ankylosis block and of the corresponding neck of the condyle, along with the preservation of the capsule and articular disk and a dynamic blockade with the mouth open until the mandibular condyle is completely(More)
Early mobilization is the rule in cases of fracture and temporomandibular joint surgery. When prematurely discontinued, it may sometimes prove insufficient to prevent temporomandibular ankylosis in the child. Blockade in the open-mouth position is in keeping with an important general orthopedic rule, i.e., immobilization of joint fractures in position of(More)
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