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Type: Journal article
Title: Comparison of different methods of temporomandibular joint disc reconstruction - An animal model
Author: Ogi, N.
Ishimaru, J.
Kurita, K.
Handa, Y.
Jones, R.
Goss, A.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 1997; 42(2):121-124
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0045-0421
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Nobumi Ogi, Jun-Ichi Ishimaru, Kenichi Kurita, Yujiro Handa, Robert H.B. Jones, Alastair N. Goss
Abstract: The optimum method of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction has not been defined despite numerous surgical treatments and several well controlled clinical trials. Animal models offer an experimental method allowing direct comparison of standardized surgical techniques. Advanced osteoarthrosis was induced bilaterally in 12 mature merino sheep. Three months later unilateral surgical reconstruction was performed. Four sheep had discectomy alone, four discectomy with fresh TMJ disc grafts, and four discectomy with fresh auricular grafts. All three surgical methods resulted in some reversal and repair of the osteoarthritic process, with the best result being from the auricular graft, next discectomy alone, next the disc graft, with the untreated osteoarthritic joint showing the most advanced pathosis. This study supports the role of surgical reconstruction in advanced degenerative disease of the temporomandibular joint, in particular, auricular graft reconstruction.
Keywords: Temporomandibular joint; surgery; animal models
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the Australian Dental Association. An external link to the publisher’s copy is included. Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
RMID: 0030002996
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1997.tb00108
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