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Temperomandibular joint ankylosis in children.

Jayavelu P, Shrutha SP, Vinit GB - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Bottom Line: Impairment of speech, difficulty in mastication, poor oral hygiene, rampant caries, and acute compromise of the airway pose a severe psychological burden on the tender minds of children.The surgical approach consisted of inter-positional arthroplasty followed by physiotherapy.A detailed history, clinical and functional examination, and radiographic examination facilitating correct diagnosis followed by immediate surgical intervention and physiotherapy can help us to restore physical, psychological and emotional health of the child patient.

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Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eklavya Dental College, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT
Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis or hypo mobility involves fusion of the mandibular condyle to the base of the skull. Impairment of speech, difficulty in mastication, poor oral hygiene, rampant caries, and acute compromise of the airway pose a severe psychological burden on the tender minds of children. The treatment of TMJ ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of technical difficulties and a high incidence of recurrence. This report describes a case of 7-year-old with inability to open mouth, diagnosed with unilateral right bony TMJ ankylosis. The surgical approach consisted of inter-positional arthroplasty followed by physiotherapy. A detailed history, clinical and functional examination, and radiographic examination facilitating correct diagnosis followed by immediate surgical intervention and physiotherapy can help us to restore physical, psychological and emotional health of the child patient.

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Figure 7: Temporalis sling being harvested

Mentions: The joint cavity was then irrigated with betadine, and the bony margins were smoothened using bone file. A temporalis graft was harvested and sutured to the medial pterygoid muscle to act as an interposing sling [Figures 7 and 8].


Temperomandibular joint ankylosis in children.

Jayavelu P, Shrutha SP, Vinit GB - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Temporalis sling being harvested
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Figure 7: Temporalis sling being harvested
Mentions: The joint cavity was then irrigated with betadine, and the bony margins were smoothened using bone file. A temporalis graft was harvested and sutured to the medial pterygoid muscle to act as an interposing sling [Figures 7 and 8].

Bottom Line: Impairment of speech, difficulty in mastication, poor oral hygiene, rampant caries, and acute compromise of the airway pose a severe psychological burden on the tender minds of children.The surgical approach consisted of inter-positional arthroplasty followed by physiotherapy.A detailed history, clinical and functional examination, and radiographic examination facilitating correct diagnosis followed by immediate surgical intervention and physiotherapy can help us to restore physical, psychological and emotional health of the child patient.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eklavya Dental College, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India.

ABSTRACT
Temperomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis or hypo mobility involves fusion of the mandibular condyle to the base of the skull. Impairment of speech, difficulty in mastication, poor oral hygiene, rampant caries, and acute compromise of the airway pose a severe psychological burden on the tender minds of children. The treatment of TMJ ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of technical difficulties and a high incidence of recurrence. This report describes a case of 7-year-old with inability to open mouth, diagnosed with unilateral right bony TMJ ankylosis. The surgical approach consisted of inter-positional arthroplasty followed by physiotherapy. A detailed history, clinical and functional examination, and radiographic examination facilitating correct diagnosis followed by immediate surgical intervention and physiotherapy can help us to restore physical, psychological and emotional health of the child patient.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus