Author(s): Elledge R.; Attard A.; Green J.; Speculand B.; Lowe D.; Rogers S.N.; Sidebottom A.J.
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Publication Type(s): Article In Press
Available in full text at British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – from Elsevier
Abstract:Alloplastic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacements are increasingly subspecialised, and supraregional centres that treat sufficient numbers to ensure high standards are emerging. Having recently reported the introduction of a national TMJ joint replacement database that is endorsed by the British Association of TMJ Surgeons (BATS), we now present the first-year outcomes. This was a review of all data in the BATS National Case Registration of TMJ Replacement as of June 2014. A total of 252 one-year outcome records were available. Key outcomes were median (IQR) improvements in interincisal distance of 9 (4-15) mm (p.
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