Comparison of 2 temporomandibular joint total joint prosthesis systems.
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Impact Factor: 1.43). 03/2004; 62(2):262-4; author reply 264-9.
- Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 07/2004; 62(7):906-907. DOI:10.1016/j.joms.2004.04.006 · 1.43 Impact Factor
- Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 08/2004; 62(7):906-7. · 1.43 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: In joint reconstruction, the techniques and materials that provide the best outcomes for patients have been debated. The main points of controversy relate to the use of hemiarthroplasties versus total joint prostheses with metal-on-metal versus metal-on-polyethylene articulations. This article investigates these areas as well as the applicability of the techniques and materials and the complications that can occur. Hypersensitivity to materials used in joint prostheses is relatively common but often unrecognized. Although the discussion applies to all joints, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is emphasized. For TMJ reconstruction, metal-on-polyethylene articulation in total joint prostheses provides better treatment outcomes than metal-on-metal articulation.Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center) 08/2006; 19(3):232-8.
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