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Re: Clinical negligence in temporomandibular joint surgery. Speculand, B. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Dec 2 2022;doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.10.001

  • David A. Keith
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Warren 1201, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55, Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Visiting Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
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  • Roxanne Bavarian
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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Published:January 06, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.12.007
      We read Mr Speculand’s article with interest.
      • Speculand B.
      Clinical negligence in temporomandibular joint surgery.
      Temporomandibular surgery is full of pitfalls for the unwary surgeon and patient, and this article, together with our 35-year review of the Proplast Teflon interpositional implant (PTIPI) affair in the USA2 and the recent review by Green et al of data from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ National Insurance Company (OMSNIC), provide further background to the potential medicolegal risks involved.
      • Green M.A.
      • Resnick C.M.
      • Mercuri L.G.
      Characteristics of medical malpractice claims involving temporomandibular joint surgery in the United States.
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