How long will I be noticeably swollen for after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?

Everyone is differen. This is a question that really can't be given a clear answer. Everyone heal at there own pace, so it depends on you., and how extensive the joint replacement is.
Joint Replacement. This is becoming a more common joint replacement. The swelling is due to the inflammation in the surrounding tissues, normal after a surgery. This will improve week by week, but some people do have persistent changes in a joint that become permanent. Discuss this with your surgeon, and any ways to reduce the swelling. He or she may be able after a few weeks to tell what may be long term.

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Can someone tell me how long will I be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?

See below. It may be for awhile but you surgeon can better tell you what to expect as he or she knows your history better. Read more...
TMJ Replacement. Up to 4 -6 weeks. If you are within the first 48 hours of the procedure & already discharged for the hospital, an oral steroid like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak can be helpful & ice of course. Beyond 48-72 hours, you should be switching over to moist heat bilaterally. The bulk of the welling will peak at 4 days. But you will still have some perceptable edema even several weeks later pre auricularly. Read more...
Long time. 4-6 weeks. BUT, be careful about a TJR in the TMJ. Get SEVERAL OPINIONS before you do it. Big operation with big risks. Read more...