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Revista odontológica mexicana

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RAVELO LORETO, José Gregorio; LOPEZ NORIEGA, Juan Carlos  and  RUIZ RODRIGUEZ, Rafael. Temporomandibular ankylosis. Liberation, reconstruction with crown apophyses and auricular cartilage: Presentation of clinical case. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.2, pp.115-121. ISSN 1870-199X.

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is the total or partial union of the articulation components. The most common cause would be macrotraumatisms associated with fractures of the condylar process during active growth process in early childhood.1,2 TMJ ankyloses in children are mainly caused by traffic accidents and falls.3 In children, this pathology is particularly interesting since in them, a phase of hypomobility can have a significant impact in the process of facial growth. It is therefore important to liberate the articulation at early stages, and provide a graft so as to allow symmetrical facial growth.4 We present a clinical case.

Keywords : Temporomandibular joint ankylosis; temporomandibular joint hypomobily; coronoid process graft; auricular cartilage graft.

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