A Rare Case of Post Septic Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis

Baruah, B and Sengupta, S and Ilapakurty, B and Kesari, SP (2013) A Rare Case of Post Septic Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Temporomandibular joint ankylosis involves fusion of the mandibular condyle to the base of the skull. It is a major clinical problem that affects many patients suffering from facial trauma, infection or systemic disease. The treatment of Temporomandibular joint ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of technical difficulties and a high incidence of recurrence. This report describe a rare case of a 16 year-man with complete inability to open his mouth, diagnosed with unilateral post septic left bony Temporomandibular joint ankylosis. The surgical approach consisted of gap arthroplasty followed by vigorous physiotherapy.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Temporomandibular joint disorders; Ankylosis; Gap arthroplasty
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9165
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:25 Feb 2014 12:42
Last Modified:25 Feb 2014 12:42

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