Meniscectomy operation as a surgical treatment for internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint in our department.

@article{Higuchi1990MeniscectomyOA,
  title={Meniscectomy operation as a surgical treatment for internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint in our department.},
  author={Kotaro Higuchi and Koichi Matsumoto and Y T Lin and M Ikuzawa and Siu-Hang Or and Mamoru Sakuda},
  journal={The Journal of Osaka University Dental School},
  year={1990},
  volume={30},
  pages={161-70}
}
This paper describes the surgical treatment of six patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (nine joints). Meniscectomy was performed on all the patients, because severely advanced cases in which the articular disk could not be preserved or replaced were chosen. Our surgical technique and the results of short-term follow up are presented. Indications of meniscectomy and the criteria for postoperative evaluation are also described. The postoperative outcomes were… CONTINUE READING