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Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Gap Vs Interpositional Arthroplasty

Madhu K, Deepika S, Monica S, Venugopalan V, Sathyanarayanan R

Keywords : Temporomandibularankylosis, Interpositionalarthroplasty, temporalis fascia

Citation Information : K M, S D, S M, V V, R S. Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Gap Vs Interpositional Arthroplasty. 2015; 5 (1):25-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-5-1-25

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


In the management of temporomandibular Joint ankylosis, Gap arthroplasty and Interpositionalarthroplasty techniques are most commonly and widely used, in which preventing recurrence is a major concern. We selected ten cases of which five underwent gap arthroplasty and remaining five underwent interpositionalarthroplasty. In our cases, interpositionalarthroplasty technique was done using temporalis fascia. It is used because of its rich blood supply and its proximity to the reconstruction site. This retrospective review of 10 cases which concludes that both Gap and Interpositionalarthroplasty have a satisfactory functional outcome in preventing recurrence as well as in achieving maximal interincisal mouth opening.

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