Treatment of protracted bilateral mandibular dislocation with Proplast-Vitallium prostheses.

Abstract

A case of bilateral protracted mandibular dislocation complicated by the presence of unusual degenerative changes in the temporomandibular joints is presented. A synopsis of treatment modalities that have been used previously to treat similar conditions is given. Our treatment consisted of bilateral condylectomies, eminectomies, and insertion of Proplast-coated Vitallium condylar prostheses. These procedures resulted in the re-establishment of normal TMJ anatomy, the maintenance of proper posterior mandibular vertical dimension, correction of malocclusion, and relief of the patient's symptoms.

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@article{Blank1982TreatmentOP, title={Treatment of protracted bilateral mandibular dislocation with Proplast-Vitallium prostheses.}, author={Dr. med. R. Blank and Adam C. Stein and Benjamin D . Gold and Julius R Berger}, journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology}, year={1982}, volume={53 4}, pages={335-9} }