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[Temporomandibular joint prosthesis. A retrospective study from 1947].

Authors
  • Burel, J P
  • Van Reck, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta stomatologica Belgica
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1997
Volume
94
Issue
1
Pages
9–21
Identifiers
PMID: 9923106
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Degenerative troubles of the temporo-mandibular joint constitute a major pathology for the maxillo-facial surgeon. While articular replacements have long been developed and used by orthopedic surgeons, none of these seem to give satisfaction in the TMJ. After a short historical and physiological recall, a number of techniques are described, together with a short evaluation of their use. In all 597 cases are reported, whilst an attempt at classification is made in the different types of prostheses used, ie interpositional, endo-osseous, extra-cortical, and prostheses designed for extensive reconstruction.

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