Walker repair of the temporomandibular joint: a retrospective evaluation of 117 patients.

@article{Griffitts2007WalkerRO,
  title={Walker repair of the temporomandibular joint: a retrospective evaluation of 117 patients.},
  author={Trevor McClain Griffitts and Chad Patrick Collins and Patrick Charles Collins and O. Ross Beirne},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={1958-62}
}
PURPOSE This study evaluated the outcome of a high condylar shave with meniscal repositioning (Walker repair) in patients with internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Changes in incisal opening, pain level, chewing ability, and preoperative TMJ symptoms (tinnitus, vertigo, and crepitus) were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective evaluation of 202 patients undergoing the Walker repair was completed using a questionnaire. A total of 117 patients responded to the… CONTINUE READING