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Egyptian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.OMX.0000425711.92624.16
Research article

A new approach for temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis

Krishnan, Srirama; Sharma, Rakesha; Gupta, Shalini R.b; Verma, Maheshc

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Temporomandibular arthrocentesis is a relatively simple technique to address certain dysfunctions of the jaw joint. These dysfunctions include disc displacements, anchored disc phenomenon, and intracapsular inflammation. Temporomandibular joint arthrocentesis provides a minimally invasive approach in resolving certain common temporomandibular joint disorders, but is associated with certain morbidity. We describe a technique of arthrocentesis for minimizing any chance of injury to vital structures, and simplify the technique further.

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