What is Total TMJ replacement?
If your joint disease progresses a joint replacement may be necessary. However, surgery may not be something you want think about. We understand. The good news? Joint replacement has come a long way in the past decades, although there are still risks. Patient specific implants, like Stryker's TMJ Concepts have been associated with potentially less pain, more function, enhanced appearance and newfound hope. 11
- TMJ Concepts Sterile Implant IFU
- TMJ Patient Brochure
- Wolford LM, Mercuri LG, Schneiderman ED, et al. Twenty-year follow-up study on a patient-fitted temporomandibular joint prosthesis: the Techmedica/TMJ Concepts device. J Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2015;73(5):952-60.
Potential risks of the procedure
Adverse events include worsening of TMJ symptoms, operative difficulties, chronic or reoccuring swelling, jaw muscle spasms, temporary and/or permanent facial muscle weakness, temporary and/or permanent numbness, temporary and/or permanent hearing loss, dental malocclusion, dislocation of implant components, resorption of the glenoid fossa or mandible, perforation or dehiscence of surrounding tissue, allergic reaction, post-operative pain, swelling, bruising, jaw muscle spasm, hematoma formation, and nerve pain.
Please see Instructions for Use (IFU) for a complete listing of warnings, precautions, and adverse events. 1, 2
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