The TMJ replacement surgery was successful.

KMC Hospital successfully performed a dentofacial procedure correction for TMJ ankylosis . The child had exhausted all other treatment options .

On a 10-year-old patient, KMC Hospital successfully performed a dentofacial deformity procedure correction for TMJ ankylosis using total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement.Master Philip (name changed) had a previous history of multiple operations prior to diagnosis of ankylosis using various therapies.The acute medical condition of the baby had begun 10 days postnatally, as a parotid abscess, and had deteriorated to the present state of ankylosis.The entire regimen of therapy, which involved multiple surgeries, included the use of ribs to stimulate bone growth in the lower jaw, creating a space in the middle of the joint, and interposing muscle to prevent refusion.

Treating MRSA and planning the surgery were both critical, which was a real challenge.The parents were briefed about the benefits and use of alloplastic joint replacement after a thorough investigation because the child had exhausted all other treatment options.He said the joints were shipped from Atlanta, Jacksonville, Alabama, and customised for the child, which are referred to as patient-specific TMJ implants, post operatively.He said we were able to achieve a mouth opening of 25mm, compared to a null mouth opening.