A condylectomy is the preferred method for treating dysmorphology in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) defects. This procedure is indicated for a. A detailed technique for a high intracapsular condylectomy using specially designed condylar instruments is described. This procedure was performed on An intraoral approach to the TMJ was first reported by Sear in Nickerson and Veaco described intraoral condylectomy for intraoral vertical ramus.

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The partial condylectomy generally halts the disease. Some condtlectomy are also given medications or steroid injections. In terms of mandibular dynamics, an average of We understand the wants, needs and fears of our patients and are committed to supporting you.

Norman J, Painter D. Patients who experience TMD symptoms tjm advised to make some lifestyle changes, such as resting the joint, shifting to a soft diet, doing gentle jaw exercises, massaging the muscles around the jaw, and avoiding clenching the jaw or grinding the teeth.

Saridin [ 9 ] also reported that there were no depression-type changes in the patients after the condylectomy, which means the surgery carries no risk of causing depression in the postoperative stage. This is effective in removing any bone irregularities or impingement in the temporomandibular joint.

These disorders typically cause symptoms such as: For patients, this condition was not relevant for daily.

The aim of this research was to examine post-condylectomy TMJ function; 14 patients were included in this study, 6 male and conxylectomy female.

It works by totally removing the condyle. Hyperplasia of the mandibular condyle. Asia’s Largest Physician Network DocDoc has Asia’s largest healthcare physician network with 23, doctors, clinics and 55 hospitals from various specialties throughout the region.


Most patients undergo the procedure without any complication. The laterality was observed with 9.

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The procedure successfully removed any limitations in their jaw motion, allowing them to move their jaw tmu afterwards. In our patients the laterality not present statistical difference showing that in this short follow-up, the condylar dynamic is normal and without pain. Chat with us — x. The potential complications are quite few and are mostly related to the temporal branch of the facial nerve.

TMJ function after partial condylectomy in active mandibular condylar hyperplasia

Efficacy of high condylectomy for mangement of condylar hiperplasia. Condylar hyperplasia is a recurrent condlectomy that frequently causes facial asymmetry [ 1 ]. However, some patients eventually require surgery if the disorders do not respond to treatment or if their conditions do not improve. The technique consists of a preauricular or endaural access that reaches the mandibular condyle in order to then perform the condylar osteotomy, removing the upper segment [ 5 ].

TMJ function after partial condylectomy in active mandibular condylar hyperplasia

The aim of this study was to identify the conditions that patients present who undergo a condylectomy. From the functional point of view, the mandibular dynamic is maintained with no significant changes when the high condylectomy is performed [ 57 ].

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The surgical access was closed in layers up to skin level. With an average of 11 month after surgery, the results showed that the open mouth over 35 mm and lateralities average 9 mm for the both right and left side were normal and without statistical differences between the right or left side. These disorders typically cause symptoms such as:. The surgical protocol was realized with the conventional approach with preauricular or endaural access.


Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. The procedure usually takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Condylectomy for temporomandibular joint dysfunction. A survey of seventeen postoperative patients.

Where neuropraxia was indeed present, it was possible to improve the clinical conditions in all the patients. The few studies show good results without complication [ ckndylectomy8 ], whereas others have indicated postoperative complications such as pain and TMJ dysfunction [ 9 ].

The age was between 16 and 30 years old with condylwctomy male and 8 female. The diagnosis and treatment of the cases was based on the protocol previously published by Olate [ 6 ].

Table 1 Distribution of 14 patient with condilectomy and his situation in relation to function of mandible. In a study involving 14 patients, none of them had any pain during the follow-up visit. Such disorders can be dealt with surgical procedures such as condylectomy. Introduction Condylar hyperplasia is a recurrent pathology that frequently causes facial asymmetry [ 1 ]. Condylectomy is sometimes combined with other procedures, such as a caudal mandibulectomy.

Results The patients were operated without complications. Our results observed adequate mouth opening over 35 mm with no significant restrictions and adequate laterality. Saridin [ 9 ] observed that patients undergoing a condylectomy for condylar hyperplasia with an average follow-up of 4.

Treatment of hemimandibular hiperplasia: However, condylectomy is more effective in patients who suffer from organic TMJ disorders or those that are stress-related.