Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Post-traumatic ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint: a report of two cases

Nivedita CKVS, Sonam Khurana


Ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint is a disabling condition that leads to impairment of jaw function and restricted mouth opening. Trauma is the most important etiologic factor in ca using TMJ ankylosis often resulting in haematoma, which eventually organizes and ossifies. It can be true ankylosis of the TMJ, i.e. due to fibrous or bony fusion of the mandibular head to the temporal fossa and false ankylosis, which is due to other pathological mechanisms causing inhibition of mouth opening. In this article, we report two cases of TMJ ankylosis in a 23 year-old male patient and a 10 year female patient showing characteristic features of this condition.

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