48| Volume 50, SUPPLEMENT 1, S18, June 2012

Medium term outcomes following total TMJ replacement. Prosepective 3 and 5-year outcome analysis

      Background: Total joint replacement is the gold standard management of the collapsed, irreparably damaged or ankylosed TMJ. TMJ concepts is a custom-made prosthesis with titanium body and cobalt-chrome condylar head on high molecular weight polyethylene fossa articulating surfaces. US studies have shown good outcomes, but the UK has little long-term experience. NICE guidance (2009) suggests research is needed to ensure that UK outcomes match those in the US. This prospective review analyses the 3 and 5-year outcomes from 2004 onwards for total TMJ replacements performed by a single surgeon in a UK Maxillofacial Unit.
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