I would like to talk with anyone out there that has had the Lorenz implant procedure and anyone who has had them done had an injury when I was 11 that went untreated, then at age 29 I had Christianson implants, which is a major failure and now it looks as if my only hope is the Lorenz implant. Needless to say I am scared to go through another surgery but I know I have to have something done. If anyone could share their knowledge and experiences with me, it will be appreciated immensely.
I just wanted to let you know that posting dr's names is not really a good thing to do. They have access to this information and they do go looking for it. just a heads up. Im not too informed on the lorenz implants. the only real way to see if it works is to try it. What works for one does not necessarily work for another. so dont loose hope---there is hope out there--you just have to find the answer.
I read your blog just now. I noticed that you were facing your surgery in 2007. Wish I had my computer at that time as I to was facing the same surgery. I'm now one and a half years post surgery and am doing fairly well. I've had Tmj/tmd since 1972. Silastic implants were put in - in 1973. Then rib grafts in 1988. The ribs lasted almost 20yrs then were replaced with the lorenz implants. I am interested in talking with anyone facing this surgery or who has gone thru it. I would like to start an online support group for lorenz tmj implant recipients. I don't think there many of us out there!