Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis – Our Experience

Authors

  • Sonia Singhvi Al-badar Dental College & Hospital
  • Aaisha Siddiqua
  • . Neelakamal Hallur Hallur
  • Chaitanya Kothari
  • Shereen Fatima
  • Syed Zakaullah

Keywords:

ankylosis, temporomandibular joint, temporalis fascia flap

Abstract

 In this retrospective study, we discuss our experience in the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis cases. The goal of management is to provide adequate mouth opening with restoration of function, growth and prevention of recurrence & worsening of facial deformity. TMJ ankylosis presents a challenge due to its proximity to vital structures which could lead to intraoperative and/or postoperative complications. Further, the chances of reankylosis have to be reduced with the use of interpositional graft and aggressive physiotherapy. The operative protocol we followed for TMJ ankylosis was aggressive resection of ankylotic mass, bilateral coronoidectomy followed by temporalis fascia as interpositional graft material. Active physiotherapy was initiated in the early postoperative period. The results were highly satisfactory with no incidence of reankylosis in the follow up period of up to 4 years.

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Published

2022-12-11

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Singhvi, S., Siddiqua, . A. ., Hallur , . N. . H. ., Kothari, C. ., Fatima, S. ., & Zakaullah, S. . (2022). Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis – Our Experience. UNIVERSITY JOURNAL MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY AND ORAL SCIENCES, 2(1). Retrieved from https://ujmfs.in/index.php/ujmfs/article/view/104