Chronic Long-Standing Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation: Report of Three Cases and Review of Literature
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To present three cases of chronic long-standing TMJ dislocation and discuss our treatment protocol with other options in the literature.
Patients and methods
Three cases of chronic TMJ dislocation (more than 4 months) that has never been reduced previously were treated by open reduction, meniscectomy or meniscoplasty and lateral pterygoid muscle myotomy. After a short period of MMF, TMJ physiotherapy was performed.
During 3 years of follow-up, the condition had not recurred at all and all patients were functional and symptom free.
Based on other therapeutic options in the literature, our treatment protocol seems to be an effectual operation with fewer complications.
KeywordsTMJ Dislocation Chronic Long standing
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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