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Tmj, arthrocentesis complications?

Tmj, arthrocentesis complications?

Swelling: As with all surgical procedures, there are always some potential complications. Although an arthrocentesis procedure is considered a minimally invasive procedure complications and include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, temporary change in occlusion, swelling, perception of "hearing while under water" and damage to nearby anatomic structures such as nerves, cartilage and bone. ...Read more

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Arthrocentesis (Definition)

Arthrocentesis usually involves inserting a needle into the joint to remove fluid. This may be done to remove a hematoma or to investigate the fluid to see if it is infected or contains chemical markers that may be indicative of joint diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis). It's not uncommon for medicine, like corticosteroid (the proverbial "cortisone shot") to be ...Read more


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Arthrocentesis for tmj?

Good success rate!: Tmj arthrocentesis is a minor procedure to treat internal derangements of the jaw joint. It involves only local anesthesia or possible I.V. Sedation, where a surgeon places a needle inside the upper joint space in front of the ear and "flushes out" the joint. It's been shown to be successful in relieving pain and locking caused by a displaced disc. Tmj arthroscopy is related and highly successful. ...Read more

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Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

Yes: Tmj arthroscopy is possible in the hands of a trained and skilled surgeon. Debate continues as to the long term success of such surgery versus other similar procedures, so make sure to discuss all options with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How is TMJ (temporal mandibular joint dysfunction) corrected without surgery?

How is TMJ (temporal mandibular joint dysfunction) corrected without surgery?

Improves symptoms: The anatomy of the problem is usually unchanged. Treatment helps symptoms while your bodies healing can take over. ...Read more

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How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

Experienced surgeon: Very complex surgery in a complex problem. Make sure you have second and third surgical opinions. ...Read more

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Whats diffrence bet. Tmj lavage & TMJ arthrocentesis ?

Whats diffrence bet. Tmj lavage & TMJ arthrocentesis ?

Fluid direction: Lavage involves pumping fluid into the joint space to clean it out while arthrocentesis is using a needle to remove fluid from the joint space. See an experienced oral surgeon to see if either is indicated for your case. ...Read more

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Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Caution: It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy. ...Read more

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To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

Varies: Fees for all medical procedure vary widely from office to office, so it's hard to say what a surgeon in sandford, fl would charge. You may need orthodontic treatment, too. Your best bet is to consult with a local oral surgeon, who together with an orthodontist could give you a better idea as to the cost. ...Read more

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How much does an arthroscopic TMJ surgery cost?

How much does an arthroscopic TMJ surgery cost?

It Depends : It depends on the type of arthroscopic surgery. Diagnostic arthroscopy where the joint is evaluated, flushed and manipulated costs around 2500-3500. Surgical arthroscopy where scar tissue removed, disc manipulated and/or sutured depending on the skill of the surgeon can cost up to 10000. ...Read more

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Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Depends: Surgery should be considered the last resort for TMJ disorders. Sometimes there is no other choice, but i would seek out more than one opinion before having it done. ...Read more

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Is jaw alignment surgery effective?

Yes: Orthognathic surgery is a very effective way to correct skeletal bite problems, as well as improve esthetics for many patients. ...Read more

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How often is orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement?

How often is orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement?

Orthognathic surgery: If you are having orthognathic (jaw) surgery, you will likely need orthodontia both before and after the surgery. An orthodontist and oral surgeon are the professionals to consult about this process. ...Read more

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What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

What is involved with meniscus removal arthroscopy surgery?

See below: It depends on what it done. A meniscal repair takes a 5week-6week non wt bearing and brace time. Simple triming of a tear takes only as long as the skin wounds heal. The internal mechanics of the knee are ready to go right away, as the mechanical problem has been removed. ...Read more

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Can arthroplasty surgery really be done for a jaw joint?

Can  arthroplasty surgery really be done for a  jaw joint?

Of course!: Arthroplasty can be performed for the jaw joint just as it can be for any other joint. However, it may not be the best choice. Arthroscopy may be indicated first, and is much less invasive. Arthroplasty involves an open incision in front of the ear, opening into the joint itself, and either repositioning or removing a displaced disc and possibly recontouring the condyle or socket in the joint. ...Read more

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What should be done for temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain?

What should be done for temporomandibular joint syndrome (tmj) without pain?

Early Stages: Before pain develops, understanding tmd helps. Do you grind at night? Prior trauma? Bad bite? Take care of the causes first. Parafunctional habits such as grinding, chewing gum, biting ice/nails, clenching should be avoided. Stick to a diet with minimum chewing- let your knife and fork do most the work! a night guard is often very helpfu. ...Read more

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What is temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmj?

What is temporomandibular joint dysfunction tmj?

Common problem: Tmj stands for temperomandibular joint, but is often used to describe tmd. The d stands for dysfunction. Tmd is an inflamation of the jaw joint. It can be arthritic with wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, or due to muscle spasm of the overlying muscles. Sometimes if feels like an earache, or a headache on the side of your head above the ear. ...Read more

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Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Very possibly: If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms. Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs. ...Read more

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Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

Who performs a sacroiliac joint fusion surgery?

No one should!: For what reason? I can't think of one in todays world. ...Read more

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Whats TMJ meniscus disalignment and treatment?

Whats TMJ meniscus disalignment and treatment?

Cartilage in joint: The TMJ has a fibrocartilagenous disc between the ball and socket. This can become misaligned, usually because the ball of the joint moves too far up and back in the socket whent he teeth are brought together. You will need to find the best functional joint position (usually with a splint) and then treat to this position. ...Read more

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Is underbite jaw surgery 100% safe?

No: Like any surgery there is inherent risks. You are not 100% safe driving your car. Talk with an orthodontist and an oral surgeon and get all these questions answered. ...Read more

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