A clinical study on temporomandibular joint ankylosis in children.

  title={A clinical study on temporomandibular joint ankylosis in children.},
  author={Orhan G{\"u}ven},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={19 5},
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a disabling condition of the masticatory system and is most commonly due to trauma, infections, and some systemic diseases. Hypomobility affects the surrounding structures as well as the joint itself. Ankylosis arising in early childhood usually leads to facial asymmetry. Ankylosis in children usually occurs from an intracapsular compression fracture or rarely from a suppurative arthritis of middle ear infection.Treatment of the ankylosis is probably… CONTINUE READING
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