Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 8

Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction: An Additional Armamentarium for Maxillofacial Surgeon

Brig S K Roy Chowdhury1 and Abhishek Mishra2*

1Professor and HOD, Department of Dental surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
2>Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Mishra, Department of Dental Surgery and Oral Health Sciences, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India.

Received: May 31, 2018; Published: July 13, 2018

Citation: Brig S K Roy Chowdhury and Abhishek Mishra. “Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction: An Additional Armamentarium for Maxillofacial Surgeon”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.8 (2018).

Abstract

  Reconstruction of TMJ has always been a challenge to maxillofacial surgeons. There are considerable variation in the success rate of different treatment modalities. Costochondral grafts, ramus condylar unit distraction osteogenesis, gap arthroplasty have their own disadvantages and limitations. With the advent of total alloplastic joint replacement technique the maxillofacial surgeons are able to treat end stage temporomandibular joint diseases much more efficiently and with high level of precision.

Keywords: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ); Maxillofacial Surgeon; Costochondral Grafts

Copyright: © 2018 Brig S K Roy Chowdhury and Abhishek Mishra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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