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Wolford’s modification of the mandibular ramus sagittal split osteotomy provides an easy method to position the condyle in the fossa following TMJ surgery (Figure 1). The medial cut is made just above the lingula and the cut down the ascending ramus is made adjacent to the buccal cortex and stops distal to the second molar. A horizontal bone cut is made perpendicular to the buccal cortex, 8 mm below the gingivocervical margin of the teeth from just distal to the 2nd molar forward 8 mm further than the amount of mandibular advancement required. This will provide a bony interface between the proximal and distal segments to control the position of the proximal segment, seat the condyle in the fossa, and accommodate a bone plate and screws. An inferior border osteotomy is performed with a special inferior border saw and proximal and distal segments separated. The mandible is repositioned with an intermediate splint and maxillomandibular fixation applied. The proximal segment is positioned beneath the bony ledge of the distal segment, gently pushed posteriorly at its anterior edge, and gentle finger pressure is applied externally at the angle of the mandible seating the condyle into the fossa. Rigid fixation is applied using the specially designed sagittal split bone plate (Z-plate) with 4 monocortical screws and 1 to 2 screws in the anterosuperior ramus. The maxillary osteotomies are then performed, intranasal procedures such as septoplasty and turbinectomies completed if indicated, and rigid fixation with bone grafting to stabilize the maxilla.
A potential risk to patients receiving a custom-fitted or stock TMJ total joint prosthesis is infection. The occurrence rate is less than 2 % with greater risk for patients on immunosuppressant medications such rheumatoid patients or others with connective tissue/autoimmune diseases. Bacterial or viral contamination of the prosthesis can occur during surgery or develop at a later time from bacterial seeding through a hematogenic route or localized bacterial sources. As a result, strict adherence to sterile technique for the procedures performed can prevent or reduce the chance of infection associated with the implantation of total joint prosthesis, and concomitant orthognathic surgery.
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Concomitant Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) Surgery Diagnosis And Treatment Planning Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders/pathology and jaw deformities commonly co-exist; therefore require an accurate diagnosis and concomitant TMJ and orthognathic …
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TMJ total joint replacement systems are artificial orthopedic devices and are used to replace a part of the body that has become painful, compromised and/ or no longer functions properly. In orthopedic terms, TMJ prosthetics are considered ball-and-socket joints that are made of 2 parts, the fossa and the condyle.
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Background Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) total replacement with alloplastic prostheses has been performed since 1960s. Research in these last two decades has achieved important improvement in the development of biomaterials, design, adaptation, and fixation of the prosthesis components.
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Methods We studied 27 patients, between 19 and 73 years old, who had total TMJ uni- or bilateral replacement surgery with custom-made alloplastic prostheses manufactured by TMJ Concepts, Inc. (Ventura, CA) between 1996 and 2011. The general data and preoperative measurements were taken from medical records. Subjective data related to pain, diet consistency, and current quality of life were collected with a questionnaire answered by the patients; measures of maximum interincisal opening and lateral mandibular movements were obtained from direct examination.
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You might need a ‘TJR’ if you have severe, late-stage degenerative changes within the joint that have caused loss of function and/or severe pain. Replacing the joint is intended to restore the functional properties of the TMJ only.