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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 235--238

Unfavourable results in temporomandibular joint ankylosis surgery


Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Mukund Jagannathan
Department of Plastic Surgery, Room No. 450, College Building, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 022
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.118598

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a debilitating condition usually afflicting children and young adults. Treatment is surgical, i.e., release of the ankylosed joint/s with or without interposition arthroplasty and correction of secondary deformities (mandibular retrusion and asymmetry) This article deals with identifying potential setbacks in TMJ ankylosis surgery and preventing them.






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