Hi
Has anyone had or about to have a TM joint replacement or have any information on it? i have had two lots of surgery already the last left me with damage to the trigeminal nerve.My joint has already started to deteriorate and the consultant has suggested that a joint replacement would be the next step.Not sure if i want this but would like to know what it involves thanks
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replied September 21st, 2010
Thanks Mike much appreciated
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replied September 22nd, 2010
I had the joint cleaned out and smoothed down and part of the covering of the muscle was used to create a new disk as the old one had been removed in previous surgery.No iwas not aware i could function pain free without condyles.my symptoms are Pain,limited opening,and to prevent further deteriation as ihave arthritis in the joint
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replied September 23rd, 2010
Hello 2netta
thank you for taking the time to reply.The pain i have is not only in my joint but also in my head,neck and shoulder.After having CT and MRI scans my consultant said that there was no noticible space between the condyle and fossa and tha it was "misshapen" Exploratory surgery was suggested as the way forward afterwards i was told about the Athritis and that the disk had to be removed as it could not be repositioned as there was to much damage.My consultant is a maxillofacial specialist and i live in the UK.It appears that there is more awareness of this condition in the US and a greater range of treatment options.
Once again thank you for you time

Regards
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