Keywords : Alloplastic prosthesis
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT TOTAL REPLACEMENT-REVIEW OF LITERATURE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1596-1601
Patients with ankylosis, post-traumatic condylar destruction, advanced degenerative disease and multi-operated patients are those who require joint replacement. Rise in development of biocompatible materials, improved designs for patient-fitted prostheses have been made with emerging advances. These devices can be used to treat internal derangement cases with history of multiple surgical and nonsurgical treatment failures, as well as restoring form and function following the removal of failed Vitek Proplast-Teflon containing temporomandibular joint implants. This paper will provide an insight related to treatment modality in debilitated, functionless temporomandibular joint (TMJ) patients.