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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;27(1):85-107. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.007.

Disc repositioning: does it really work?

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1
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP Araraquara School of Dentistry, Araraquara, Brazil. Electronic address: joaogonc@foar.unesp.br.
2
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculdade de Odontologia de Araraquara, Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP Araraquara School of Dentistry, Araraquara, Brazil.
3
Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics Texas, A&M University Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Baylor University Medical Center, 3409 Worth St. Suite 400, Dallas, Texas.

Abstract

Although limited, there is evidence to support the assumption that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) articular disc repositioning indeed works; to date, there is no evidence that TMJ articular disc repositioning does not work. Despite the controversy among professionals in private practice and academia, TMJ articular disc repositioning is a procedure based on (still limited) evidence; the opposition is based solely on clinical preference and influenced by the ability to perform it or not.

KEYWORDS:

3D quantitative findings; Clinical outcomes; Disc repositioning; Lateral cephalometry; Mitek mini anchor; Surgical technique and possible pitfalls; Treatment alternatives

PMID:
25483446
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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