Temporomandibular Joint Total Joint Replacement – TMJ TJR

A Comprehensive Reference for Researchers, Materials Scientists, and Surgeons

  • Louis G. Mercuri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Biomechanics and Biomaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hannah J. Lundberg
      Pages 3-28
    3. Robert E. Baier, Anne E. Meyer
      Pages 29-39
    4. Louis G. Mercuri
      Pages 41-65
  3. TMJ TJR Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Louis G. Mercuri
      Pages 91-130
  4. Advanced TMJ TJR Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Luis Vega, Daniel Meara
      Pages 165-183
  5. Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Nadim Hallab
      Pages 227-249
    3. Mathew Mathew, Shelley Kerwell, Maria Alfaro, Dmitry Royman, Valentim Barao, Sukotjo Cortino
      Pages 251-263
    4. Louis G. Mercuri
      Pages 265-277
  6. Future Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. E. Weston Santee, Sharon Aronovich, Stephen E. Feinberg
      Pages 281-298
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-301

About this book


This is the first text that deals specifically with TMJ TJR. Each chapter is authored by either a basic science researcher or clinician known for their interest and expertise in this field. The text provides the reader with state-of-the-art analysis of all aspects of total temporomandibular joint replacement (TMJ TJR), starting with cutting-edge evidence on the biomechanics of the TMJ. The intriguing history of TMJ TJR is presented to provide an understanding of why some prior TMJ TJR devices failed and how what was learned from those failures has led to the improvements exhibited in present TMJ TJR devices.   Expert chapters discuss both stock and custom designs, their indications and contraindications, primary operative techniques, combined TMJ TJR and orthognathic surgical techniques, and the devices' adaption for use as segmental or total mandibular replacement devices after ablative surgery. Clinical outcomes and avoidance as well as management of complications are detailed.  Numerous helpful illustrations and radiographs are presented to assist readers in understanding and carrying out the described procedures. Important evidence from both the orthopedic and TMJ TJR literature relating to material sensitivity and mechanical wear will be reported. Finally, the role bioengineered tissue may hold for the future of TMJ TJR will be discussed.


Alloplastic Joint Replacement Custom TMJ TJR Devices Mandibular Reconstruction Mandibular Replacement Material Hypersensitivity TJM TJR Stock TMJ TJR Devices TJM TJR Tribocorrosion TMJ Biomechanics TMJ TJR TMJ TJR Clinical Outcomes TMJ TJR History TMJ TJR Surgical Complications TMJ TJR and Orthognathic Procedures TMR TJR Devices Temporomandibular Joint Temporomandibular Joint Disorders Temporomandibular Joint Surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis G. Mercuri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21388-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21389-7
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