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Can arthroplasty surgery really be done for a jaw joint?
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Yes
Yes. very successful.
Most cases conservative treatments first. First surgery is usually arthrocentesis (joint flush/manipulate), then arthroscopy. Open surgery usually next if others fail.

In brief: Yes
Yes. very successful.
Most cases conservative treatments first. First surgery is usually arthrocentesis (joint flush/manipulate), then arthroscopy. Open surgery usually next if others fail.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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