Extended total temporomandibular joint replacements: a classification system.

Elledge, R and Mercuri, L G and Speculand, B (2018) Extended total temporomandibular joint replacements: a classification system. The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery, 56 (7). pp. 578-581. ISSN 1532-1940.

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Abstract

Prosthetic total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement (TJR) is well established in the United Kingdom, with clear guidelines for indications and nationally published outcomes. CAD/CAM technology has made it possible to push the boundaries of custom-made TJR to include extended versions (eTJR), which may replace segmental mandibular defects or defects in the skull base with extended components for the ramus and fossa, respectively. Such prostheses are uncommon, and published reports are restricted to isolated cases and series of cases. We know of no previous attempts to classify such prostheses, and here we suggest a bipartite classification system for use in communications between surgeons and manufacturers based on a review of 19 prostheses provided by one manufacturer (TMJ Concepts, Ventura, CA).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > ENT
Planned IP Care > General Surgery
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Depositing User: Beth Connors
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 08:26
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2291

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