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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;27(1):109-24. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.008.

Complications of TMJ surgery.

Author information

1
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital, 256-C Mason Avenue, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA. Electronic address: swordfish1@me.com.
2
Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, 451 Clarkson Ave, NY 11203, USA.

Abstract

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery can be divided into 3 types of surgery: Arthroscopy, arthroplasty, and total joint replacement. The complications associated with these procedures increase with complexity. They all include injury to adjacent structures, infections, and bleeding problems.

KEYWORDS:

Maxillary artery bleeds; TMJ nerve damage; TMJ surgery; TMJ surgical complications; TMJ surgical infections

PMID:
25483447
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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