Temporomandibular ankylosis. Liberation, reconstruction with crown apophyses and auricular cartilage: Presentation of Clinical Case.

José Gregorio Ravelo Loreto, Juan Carlos López Noriega, Rafael Ruiz Rodríguez


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is the total or partial union of the articulation components. The most common cause would be  macrotraumatisms associated with  fractures of the condylar process during active growth process in early childhood.(1,2) TMJ ankyloses in children are mainly caused by traffic accidents and falls.(3) In children, this pathology is particularly interesting since in them, a phase of hypomobility can have a significant impact in the process of facial growth. It is therefore important to liberate the articulation at early stages, and provide a graft  so as to allow symmetrical facial growth.(4) We present a clinical case.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22201/fo.1870199xp.2011.15.2-ING.25827


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