Alloplastic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement is indicated as management of the following conditions:
- a.Inflammatory arthritis involving the TMJ not responsive to other modalities of treatment
- b.Recurrent fibrosis and/or bony ankylosis not responsive to other modalities of treatment
- c.Failed tissue grafts (bone and soft tissue)
- d.Failed alloplastic joint reconstruction
- e.Loss of vertical mandibular height and/or occlusal relationship due to bony resorption, trauma, developmental abnormalities, or pathologic lesions.
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Financial disclosure: Dr Mercuri has stock ownership and is a paid Clinical Consultant for TMJ Concepts (Ventura, CA).
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