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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Apr;55(4):333-8; discussion 338-9.

Surgical treatment of recurrent mandibular dislocation by augmentation of the articular eminence with cranial bone.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Povisa Medical Center, Vigo, Spain.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This article describes the use of calvarial bone grafts to augment the height of the articular eminence to treat recurrent mandibular dislocation.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Eight patients with mandibular recurrent dislocation were studied clinically, radiographically, and with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) immediately before surgery, and at 1 week, 6 months, and 1 year after the operation. All the patients were treated with a modification of the Lindemann-Norman technique, performing an oblique osteotomy in the articular eminence and placing a calvarial graft into the osteotomy to augment the height of the eminence.

RESULTS:

During 18 months of follow-up, no cases of dislocation were noted.

CONCLUSION:

The results of this study indicate that the surgical technique presented has very low morbidity and predictable outcomes.

PMID:
9120695
DOI:
10.1016/s0278-2391(97)90119-1
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