Alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement: rationale for the use of custom devices.

@article{Mercuri2012AlloplasticTJ,
  title={Alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement: rationale for the use of custom devices.},
  author={Louis G Mercuri},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={1033-40}
}
The essential life functions of mastication, speech, airway support and deglutition are supported by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function and form. Over a lifetime, this puts the TMJ complex under more cyclical loading and unloading than any other joint. Therefore, to provide long-term effective outcomes, the TMJ total joint replacement (TJR) device selected must be capable of managing the anatomical, functional and aesthetic discrepancies that dictated its use. The primary goal of TMJ TJR is… CONTINUE READING

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