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Temporomandibular joint discectomy

Temporomandibular joint discectomy

Temporomandibular joint discectomy: Temporomandibular joint discectomy is minimally invasive surgery to repair or remove a herniated disc that normally pads the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint) just anterior to the ear; instead of a large incision in front of the ear, small "keyhole" incisions are made, through which an arthroscope and other instruments are passed to visualize the area microscopically.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Temporomandibular joint discectomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Temporomandibular joint discectomy:

  • Temporomandibular joint disc herniation

Non-Surgical Options: Temporomandibular joint discectomy

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Temporomandibular joint discectomy:

Other Surgical Options: Temporomandibular joint discectomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Temporomandibular joint discectomy may include these surgeries:

  • Temporomandibular joint replacement

Anesthetic Requirements for Temporomandibular joint discectomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Temporomandibular joint discectomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Temporomandibular joint discectomy

Possible surgical complications of Temporomandibular joint discectomy may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Temporomandibular joint discectomy

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good for reducing or eliminating pain; however, full recovery can take several months.

Temporomandibular joint discectomy: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Temporomandibular joint discectomy: Two to three weeks.

Temporomandibular joint discectomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Temporomandibular joint discectomy) include:

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