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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 205-207

The temporalis fascia and muscle flap in TMJ ankylosis surgery


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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Dr. Vijay Ebenezer
Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai
India
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A variety of interpositional materials have been used in the past to prevent recurrence following gap arthroplasty to relieve TMJ ankylosis. In our study, the temporalis fascia and muscle flap has been used as an interpositional material in 14 cases and the results have been promising over a 4-year postoperative study period.


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