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SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CHRONIC RECURRENT TMJ DISLOCATION WITH EMINOPLASTY THROUGH INTERPOSITIONAL BONE GRAFT (개재골 이식술을 이용한 만성재발성 악관절 탈구의 외과적 처치)

  • Kim, Seong-Gon;Choi, You-Sung
    • Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    • v.21 no.2
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    • pp.209-214
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    • 1999
  • Chronic recurrent TMJ dislocation results in difficulty of mastication, speaking, and swallowing due to the limitation of the mandibular movement. Etiologic factors are considered as the looseness of the capsule and ligaments, the decrease of the articular eminence, condylar morphologic change, muscular disharmony near by TMJ, and the decrease of the vertical length of the mandibular ramus. Treatment approach has been suggested that surgical methods are selected for the correction of the etiologic factors when conservative treatments are not effective. Many surgical methods have been reported such as eminectomy, eminence augmentation, condylotomy, and zygomatic arch down fracture technique. We performed the eminence augmentation through interpositional bone graft in chronic recurrent TMJ dislocation. This method leads to favorable postoperative result without recurrence and complication, so we report the case with related references.

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Surgical treatment of recurrent mandibular dislocation by augmentation of the articular eminence (악관절 융기 증강술을 통한 습관성 악관절 탈구환자의 치험례)

  • Kim, Il-Kyu;Sihn, Joo-Ho;Oh, Sung-Seop;Choi, Jin-Ho;Kim, Hyung-Don;Oh, Nam-Sik;Kim, Eui-Seong
    • Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    • v.22 no.2
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    • pp.238-242
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    • 2000
  • Recurrent mandibular dislocation is frequent morbidity of temporomandibular joint relatively. There are many etiologic causes in TMJ disorders but, difficult to find obvious one. Various treatment methods have been utilized for a mandibular dislocation. It is categorized into two groups broadly - nonsurgical or surgical methods. The basic rationale of the surgical method is to allow free movement of the condyle by reducing height of articular eminence or to limit anterior excessive movement of the condyle by increasing height of articular eminence or soft tissue anchoring procedure. In this case, 69 year-old woman was treated by augmentation of the articular eminence with mandibular symphysial bone graft leading to osteosynthesis without difficulty. As a result, favorable postoperative outcome was obtained functionally without any complication or recurrence.

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Chronic dislocation of temporomandibular joint persisting for 6 months: a case report

  • Kim, Chul-Hwan;Kim, Dae-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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    • v.38 no.5
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    • pp.305-309
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    • 2012
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) subluxation and dislocation are uncommon but very unpleasant and distressing conditions to patients. Subluxation of the TMJ is an excessively abnormal condylar excursion secondary to flaccidity and laxity of the capsule. When the condyle head excurses anterior to the eminence upon wide opening, it can return to the fossa by self-manipulation or non-surgical conservative reduction. Surgery is recommended if a complete dislocation, so-called open lock, occurs as a chronic or recurrent protracted condition that cannot be reduced voluntarily. A range of surgical procedures can be performed to limit condylar hypermobility inclusing soft tissue tethering, creation of articular obstacles, removal of mechanical blockade and augmentation of articular eminence using different kinds of grafts. In the present case, a 74-year-old woman was diagnosed with a chronic TMJ dislocation that had lasted for 6 months. Bilateral condylectomy was performed and the post-operative results were good without functional limitations or recurrence.

CLINICAL STUDY OF AUGMENTATION MALARPLASTY WITH POROUS POLYETHYLENE (Porous polyethylene을 이용한 관골증대술의 임상연구)

  • Kook, Min-Suk;An, Jin-Suk;Kim, Young-Joon;Park, Hong-Ju;Oh, Hee-Kyun
    • Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.283-291
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    • 2008
  • The malar mound defines the contour of the lateral face between the inferior orbital rim and the mandible, and hypoplasia or asymmetry of this region is readily noticeable. A flat, hypoplastic malar eminence can make the face blunt and wearisome, which contributes to a premature aged appearance. Patients with congenital or traumatic flattening of the malar eminence can obtain esthetic improvement with implants. Indications for placement of malar implants to improve the appearance of subtle flattening or to enhance the esthetic harmony of a patient's face have been suggested in several studies. Many augmentation materials, such as silicone, proplast, polyamide, and porous polyethylene implants have been used. Many methods of localization have been described, the key to proper placement of the implants lies in a through understanding of the esthetics of the malar mound. From August 2001 to June 2007, 12 patients with malar depression who visited the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chonnam National University Hospital were treated by augmentation malarplasty with Porous polyethylene. The location and amount of augmentation are determined by preoperative interview, physical examinations, facial models and radiographic findings. 12 patients were satisfied with the results of augmentation malarplasty and severe complications were not occurred.