Title: Management of Bilateral Ankylosis with Temporalis flap - A Case Report
Authors: Dr Shivani Sharma, Dr Ruchika Tiwari, Dr Vikas Kunwar Singh, Dr Prateek Agarwal, Dr Deepak Meena
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most complex joint of facial skeleton. It is associated with several vital, sensory, muscular and bony attachments. Ankylosis also known as Ankylosis, it is a condition featured by stiff and pain in any specific joint. This condition has abnormal bone adhesion of affected joint, some disease or injury as a etiologic factors. Patients suffering from TMJ ankylosis encounters partial or the complete rigidity in joint movement which may be due to the inflammation of tendinous or muscular structures attached to the joint which ultimately results in restricted mouth opening causing difficulty in speech, chewing, airway due to facial deformity and hence diminishes the quality of life1
Keywords: Temporomandibular joint, Ankylosis, Bony fusion, Myofacial Flap.