J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 26, Number 4, 2020
|Number of page(s)
|Note technique / Technical note
|08 September 2020
Total temporomandibular joint replacement without a submandibular incision
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Barker Street, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 July 2020
Temporomandibular joint replacement is a well-accepted and successful treatment option for advanced pathology of the temporomandibular joint. There are however a number of complications associated with the procedure such as post-operative infection, facial nerve damage and scarring. Total joint replacement has traditionally involved the use of both a pre-auricular and submandibular incision. We present an approach that uses only a pre-auricular incision without the need for a submandibular incision. This approach is less invasive and has the potential to decrease risk of damage to the marginal mandibular branch of facial nerve and scarring of the neck.
Key words: Temporomandibular joint replacement / temporomandibular disorder / submandibular / endoscope
© The authors, 2020
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