Joint distraction with a functional maxillomandibular orthopedic appliance

Mariano Rocabado

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Resumen

When the disk of the temporomandibular joint is positioned more anterior than is normal, the patient will often experience pain and dysfunction. Limited joint movement and weakening of the connective tissue posterior to the disk may worsen the problem and lead to an anteriorly displaced disk. A functional orthopedic appliance made up of a maxillary and a mandibular splint attached by a wire spring is often helpful for gently distracting the joint. This functional distraction appliance will allow the biology of the connective tissue and the joints to regain its normal physiology, and this in turn can help the disk return to its normal position. The patient will then be physiologically ready for more permanent treatment of the temporomandibular problems.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)358-363
Número de páginas6
PublicaciónJournal of Craniomandibular Practice
Volumen2
N.º4
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1984
Publicado de forma externa

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Otorrinolaringología
  • Odontología (todo)

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