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Volume 19, Number 3, September 2007

Management of Long-standing Anteromedial Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation

Vidya Rattan, Sachin Rai
Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Health Sciences Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Temporomandibular joint dislocations that persist for more than a month are labelled as long-standing or chronic temporomandibular joint dislocations, and are the most challenging and difficult to treat. No definite guidelines have been laid down for the management of such dislocations in the literature. This paper reports 5 such cases and recommends an algorithm for the management of long-standing temporomandibular joint dislocations.

Key words: Dislocations, Surgical procedures, operative, Temporomandibular joint, Wounds and injuries

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;19:155-159.

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