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Precise modification of surgical and positioning guides for temporomandibular joint prostheses

Published:January 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2021.12.056
      Alloplastic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement combined with orthognathic surgery has become an increasingly frequent procedure for the maxillofacial surgeon.
      • Elledge R.
      • Mercuri L.G.
      • Attard A.
      • et al.
      Review of emerging temporomandibular joint total joint replacement systems.
      • De Meurechy N.
      • Mommaerts M.Y.
      Alloplastic temporomandibular joint replacement systems: a systematic review of their history.
      • Sembronio S.
      • Tel A.
      • Robiony M.
      The use of cutting/positioning devices for custom-fitted temporomandibular joint alloplastic reconstruction: current knowledge and development of a new system.
      The use of surgical guides, which mark the osteotomies and also serve as repositioning guides for the prostheses, has become absolutely indispensable in these surgeries.
      • Oldhoff M.G.
      • Mirzaali M.J.
      • Tümer N.
      • et al.
      Comparison in clinical performance of surgical guides for mandibular surgery and temporomandibular joint implants fabricated by additive manufacturing techniques.

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