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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 270-274

Total joint prosthesis for ankylosis after multiples condylar traumas

1 Centro de Tratamento da Face, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Hospital São José, Teresópolis, Brazil
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Dental School, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dr. Leonardo Augustus Peral Ferreira Pinto
Centro de Tratamento da Face, Estrada dos Tres Rios, 200, Bloco 1, Sala 211, ZIP CODE: 22755-001, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_91_20

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a disease commonly associated with facial trauma, especially in the condylar region. Described as a heterotopic bone growth that causes mouth opening limitation, it may occur in trauma cases misdiagnosed or mistreated. We present the case of a 37-year-old female, with decreased mouth opening after three traumas in the region of the right condyle by a motorcycle accident. We performed custom-made total joint replacement of the TMJ to rehabilitate the patient post arthroplasty. TMJ Concepts® protocol was followed to perform the patient's rehabilitation. She is being followed since then by a physical therapist to regain the pre-pathosis status of mouth opening, speech, and mastication function.

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