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Free extensor digitorum brevis muscle flap in facial paralysis, and the second metatarsophalangeal joint flap is used at the temporomandibular joint reconstruction for a long time. Anatomically, these flaps can be harvested through even the same pedicle flap even on the same regions. Literature is available of their usage along with the use of hand and upper extremity reconstruction. Unlike this example, the authors have used these flaps in maxillofacial region where facial paralysis and temporomandibular joint reconstruction will be performed together. In this study, clinical report and surgical details of this flap have been shared.
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Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is a complex entity that requires accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Multiple surgical modalities have been proposed to treat TMJ ankylosis, including gap...
Surgical management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in children is often challenging and may result in various complications such as facial nerve injury and visible scar. In this clinical r...
Costochondral grafting (CCG) can be used for the reconstruction of ankylotic, hypoplastic, and resected temporomandibular joint (TMJ) defects. CCGs have previously been considered the gold standard in...
Reduction malarplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic and plastic surgery in Asian countries. Bony ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) occurs usually as a result of trauma, i...
Patients with hemifacial microsomia (HFM) and Kaban-Pruzansky type III mandibular deformities require ramus construction with autologous tissue. The free fibula flap, an alternative to the costochondr...
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) are a family of musculoskeletal disorders that represent the most common chronic orofacial pain condition. TMJD is associated with persistent pain ...
Currently, physicians have several options in addressing the anatomic and physiologic sequela of facial paralysis. However, strategies to address the psychologic and coping ability for pat...
Facial nerve paralysis is a disfiguring complication which occurs in 7-10 % of temporal bone fractures. The onset of paralysis may be immediate, delayed or undetermined, the latter of whi...
The facial paralysis is a frequent disease causing important functionals swallowing dysfunctions. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the improvement of the swallowing disorders after...
Given the frequency of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and the variations in its expression, this project intends to initiate a process of objective evaluation of mandible functi...
A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (From Thoma's Oral Pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.
A plate of fibrous tissue that divides the temporomandibular joint into an upper and lower cavity. The disk is attached to the articular capsule and moves forward with the condyle in free opening and protrusion. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p92)
A plate of fibrous tissue that divides the temporomandibular joint into an upper and lower cavity. The disc is attached to the articular capsule and moves forward with the condyle in free opening and protrusion. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p92)
Arthritis Fibromyalgia Gout Lupus Rheumatic Rheumatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and management of disease involving joints, tendons, muscles, ligaments and associated structures (Oxford Medical Diction...
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....