Disc repositioning to re-establish the relationship of the condylar head with the fossa is a common step in several temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgical procedures. Discopexy has been described both as part of an open procedure, and endoscopically.
1Multiple techniques and systems such as the Mitek system
- McCain J.P.
- Podrasky A.E.
- Zabiegalski N.A.
Arthroscopic disc repositioning and suturing: a preliminary report.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1992; 50: 568-579
2(mini anchor, Mitex Products Inc) and Arthrex system
- Mehra P.
- Wolford L.M.
The Mitek mini anchor for TMJ disc repositioning: surgical technique and results.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001; 30: 497-503
3(Arthrex Corkscrew® mini anchor system) have been described. These devices have limitations in the requirement for specialised equipment and associated cost. Here, a technique for discopexy is described using standard 1.5mm mandibular screws and PDS (polydioxanone) as a cost-effective alternative.
- Ryba F.M.
- Ali A.
- Matthews N.S.
Temporomandibular joint meniscopexy using the Arthrex Corkscrew® mini anchor system: technical note.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015; 53: 299-300
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- Arthroscopic disc repositioning and suturing: a preliminary report.J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1992; 50: 568-579
- The Mitek mini anchor for TMJ disc repositioning: surgical technique and results.Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001; 30: 497-503
- Temporomandibular joint meniscopexy using the Arthrex Corkscrew® mini anchor system: technical note.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015; 53: 299-300
Published online: September 29, 2020
Accepted: August 12, 2020
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