Reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint autogenous compared with alloplastic.

@article{Saeed2002ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint autogenous compared with alloplastic.},
  author={Nadeem Saeed and Robert Hensher and Niall Mcleod and Jessica N Kent},
  journal={The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          296-9
        }
}
The aims of and indications for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction are well-established but the method of reconstruction is controversial. We describe a retrospective, two-centre audit of 49 patients treated with costochondral grafting and 50 patients treated with alloplastic joints. The characteristics of the patients were similar in both centres and the minimum follow-up period was 2 years. For each patient a number of variables were recorded including both subjective scores (pain… CONTINUE READING
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