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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan;67(1):114-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2008.08.044.

Autologous blood injection for the treatment of chronic recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation.

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Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Homolka, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Many different surgical techniques for the treatment of chronic recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation have been described. This article discusses a technique of autologous blood injection to the TMJ for treatment of chronic recurrent TMJ dislocation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Twenty-five patients diagnosed with chronic recurrent TMJ dislocation were treated by bilateral injections of autologous blood into the upper joint space and around the TMJ capsules bilaterally.

RESULTS:

Eighty percent had a successful outcome and required no further treatment at their 1-year follow-up.

CONCLUSION:

This procedure has proven to be safe, simple, and cost effective for the treatment of chronic recurrent TMJ dislocation.

PMID:
19070756
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2008.08.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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