44| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S17, June 2012

National case registration of temporomandibular joint replacement: preliminary outcome data report

      Background: Total replacement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has been performed in the UK since 1987. In England and Scotland there are currently 14 oral and maxillofacial surgeons undertaking this procedure. The purpose of the register is to establish a standardised central database that will assess the validity of the procedure and objectively measure operative success. It will provide a benchmark for revalidation of individual TMJ replacement surgeons. The British Association of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (B.A.T.S.) aims to produce a national annual report of activity via this tool.
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