Surgical management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis type III by retaining the displaced condyle and disc.

@article{Nitzan1998SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis type III by retaining the displaced condyle and disc.},
  author={Dorrit W. Nitzan and J. Bar-ziv and Arie Shteyer},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1998},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={1133-8; discussion 1139}
}
PURPOSE This article proposes a hypothesis regarding the value of saving the fractured condyle and disc in their displaced position in ankylosis type III for optimal temporomandibular joint (TMJ) function and growth, and describes four cases treated in this manner. PATIENTS AND METHODS Four patients (three females and one male, 9 to 48 years old) with TMJ ankylosis type III of 3 to 8 years' duration, a maximal mouth opening of 15 to 19 mm, and severely limited lateral and protrusive movements… CONTINUE READING

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