Qinggong Meng

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TMJ disc related diseases are difficult to be cured due to the poor repair ability of the disc. TMJ-SDSCs were ideal cell sources for cartilage tissue engineering which have been widely used in hyaline cartilage regeneration. Fibrin gel has been demonstrated as a potential scaffold for neocartilage formation. The aim of this study was to repair the TMJ disc(More)
PURPOSE To compare the outcome of inferior and superior joint space injection of sodium hyaluronate in patients with disc displacement without reduction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty patients with disc displacement without reduction of TMJ were randomized into 2 experimental groups. One group of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Enhanced expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has been described in patients with internal derangement (ID). Herein, we examined the expression of VEGF in synovial fibroblasts from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) under hypoxia and investigated the regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) involved in the(More)
Osteochondroma is one of the most common benign bone tumors, but it is rare in the mandibular condyle. The purpose of this study was to increase the clinical and radiographic cognition of osteochondroma in the mandibular condyle. Thirty-four patients with radiographic and pathologic features of unilateral condylar osteochondroma were included in this(More)
BACKGROUND Hyaluronic acid (HA) injection is widely used in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthritis (OA). Proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) is another joint lubricant that protects surface of articular cartilage. But few studies had explored the role of HA in regulation of PRG4 expression in TMJ OA. In this study, the effects of HA on the(More)
PURPOSE This study compared the effect of superior and inferior joint space injections of hyaluronic acid (HA) and evaluated osteoarthritic changes in patients diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) anterior disc displacement without reduction (ADDw/oR) in association with osteoarthritis (OA) by cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). MATERIALS AND(More)
PURPOSE The rabbit model has been established to mimic the effect of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthroplasty of ankylosis, and distraction at the level of the condylar neck is used to elongate the ascending ramus. The histomorphologic changes of TMJ and distraction gap were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS The unilateral condyles and articular discs(More)
BACKGROUND Synovial chondromatosis (SC) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a rare proliferative disorder characterized by the formation of cartilaginous or osteocartilaginous nodules in synovium and joint space. Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) is frequently applied in chondrogenic differentiation assays. Therefore, we hypothesized that FGF-2 might(More)
BACKGROUND Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis with facial asymmetry is still controversial to deal with. This study describes a modified condylar distraction osteogenesis protocol via preauricular approach for the treatment of this condition. METHODS From 2006 to 2013, 18 patients with TMJ ankylosis were enrolled. The Wuhan TMJ Ankylosis treatment(More)
Mouth opening limitation after the neurosurgical procedures is a common complication and usually resolves within 3 months. If limited mouth opening remains unresolved on the long term, an intra-articular ankylosis of temporomandibular joint may develop eventually. The possible mechanisms base on the myositis and atrophy of the masticatory muscles for these(More)