PAFJO-TMJ 12th Induction Ceremonies

Philippine Association of Functional Jaw Orthopedics-TMJ,Inc. (PAFJO-TMJ,Inc.)
12th Induction Ceremonies and Oath-Taking of Officers and New Members and 1st Scientific Seminar

July 12 2013 2:00 PM
JY Campos Hall A, UNILAB Bayanihan Center, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City

You may call the PAFJO-TMJ,Inc. secretariat at 0922-8999114 / 0917-8453728 / 09228537323 / 02-6971891 for other details.

Philippine Association of Functional Jaw Orthopedics-TMJ,Inc. - Dental.Dentistry.PH
Philippine Association of Functional Jaw Orthopedics-TMJ,Inc. – Dental.Dentistry.PH

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  1. The Philippine Association of Functional Jaw Orthopedics & TMJ Inc’s 1st scientific seminar for 2011 and 10th induction ceremonies will be held on January 26 2011 1:PM to 4 PM at Diamond Hotel Philippines.

  2. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the functional and anatomical changes after gap arthroplasty release of unilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis. Five adult sheep weighing an average of 57 kg were used. All right joints were operated. Ankylosis was induced in the right TMJ by articular damage, disk removal and placement of a bone graft plus immobilization wire. At 3 months the gap arthroplasty were performed. All TMJs were examined functionally, radiologically, macroscopically and histologically. Functionally, the range of jaw movements decreased following induction of ankylosis (P<0.0001), increased immediately on release but was reduced again at 3 months after release (the vertical movement, no statistically significant difference; the right movement, P<0.001; the left movement, P<0.0001). Histologically, all operated joints showed fibrous adhesions across the gap, and further, the articular surface was irregular with osteophytes and with bony islands in the gap. This appearance is more consistent with a fibrous reankylosis than a functioning pseudo joint. This study shows that the gap arthroplasty for TMJ ankylosis did not restore the TMJ functionally and histologically to the preexisting state.

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