alexa Surgical management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis in ankylosing spondylitis.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Felstead AM, Revington PJ

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Abstract Relatively few patients develop such severe degenerative temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease that they require total joint replacement. Current indications include those conditions involving condylar bone loss such as degenerative (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory joint disease (ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid, and psoriatic). Ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) secondary to ankylosing spondylitis remains an under investigated entity. We aim to provide an overview of treatment objectives, surgical procedures, and our experience with total TMJ replacement for this condition.
This article was published in Int J Rheumatol and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

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