Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--120

Ankylosis of temporomandibular joint in children


UM Das, R Keerthi, DP Ashwin, R VenkataSubramanian, D Reddy, N Shiggaon 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
U M Das
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, V. V Puram, K. R Road, Bangalore, Karnataka
India

Background: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis or hypomobility involves fusion of the mandibular condyle to the base of the skull. It is a major clinical problem that affects many patients suffering from facial trauma, infection, or systemic disease. The treatment of TMJ ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of technical difficulties and a high incidence of recurrence. Case Report: This report describes a case of a 4-year-old boy with inability to open mouth, diagnosed with unilateral right bony TMJ ankylosis. The surgical approach consisted of gap arthroplasty followed by vigorous physiotherapy. Conclusion: A detailed history, clinical and functional examination, radiographic examination facilitating correct diagnosis followed by immediate surgical intervention, and physiotherapy can help us to restore physical, psychological, and emotional health of the child patient.


How to cite this article:
Das U M, Keerthi R, Ashwin D P, VenkataSubramanian R, Reddy D, Shiggaon N. Ankylosis of temporomandibular joint in children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:116-120


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Das U M, Keerthi R, Ashwin D P, VenkataSubramanian R, Reddy D, Shiggaon N. Ankylosis of temporomandibular joint in children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Nov 26 ];27:116-120
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