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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2014, Issue 2

Picco DMI, Wong RG, Zarazúa GCA
Infiltration of autologous blood, a real option for the treatment of chronic recurrent dislocation of the temporomandibular joint
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2014; 10 (2)

Language: Español
References: 21
Page: 65-70
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Objetive: Autologous blood injection into the upper joint space has been used since 1964; although it is a safe, fast and minimally invasive technique, it has not been a common option for recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation. The objective of the study was to describe our experience with this procedure. Patients and methods: Ten patients were diagnosed with chronic recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation based on the Nitzan criteria; autologous blood injection was administered at the upper joint compartment followed by intermaxillary fixation. Results: Nine patients had successful outcomes and did not require an open surgery procedure. Conclusion: Autologous blood injection to the temporomandibular joint aims to limit the jaw’s movement and avoid recurrent dislocation. It is a safe, low cost and effective alternative treatment.

Key words: Dislocation, temporomandibular joint, injection.

>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2014, Issue 2
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