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Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1988 Aug;26(4):311-6.

A 30-year follow-up study of temporomandibular joint meniscectomies: a report on five patients.

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Five patients who underwent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) meniscectomy 30 to 40 years ago were examined clinically and radiologically for functional limitations, pain or structural changes in the articular hard tissues. The results are presented and the role of meniscectomy in the treatment of persistent TMJ disorders is discussed.

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