Unilateral temporomandibular joint reconstruction with total alloplastic joint prosthesis

Mahanoğlu A.

21st International Conference on Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery , Barcelona, İspanya, 21 Ekim 2013 - 24 Ekim 2019, ss.10-12

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10-12


Mandibular fractures are the most common maxillofacial injuries. Their management has been traditionally regarded as a corner-stone of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Despite many technological advances, to return patients to their pre-injury state remains one of the main challenges in the management of these injuries. Accordingly, inevitable number of patients develop unsatisfactory results. Diagnostic errors, poor surgical technique, healing disorders or complications may lead to posttraumatic mandibular deformities.  Although occasionally the problems can be solved in a nonsurgical manner, reoperations play an important role in the management of these untoward outcomes.

Total alloplastic replacement of the TMJ has become a viable option for many people who suffer from TMJ disease where surgical reconstruction is indicated. Degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, TMJ ankylosis, malunited condylar fractures and tumours can be successfully treated using this technique.

In this report, total temporomandibular joint replacment of a 48 year old male patient’s malunited condylar fracture is presented.