The improvement in diagnostic accuracy, improvement of the endoscopic equipment, better selection of patients for open TMJ surgery, and increased focus on research and education are promising for the treatment of the group of patients with TMJ derangements. In the future, prospective randomized clinical trials need to be performed to give the clinician guidelines as to which type of intervention should be chosen in a particular patient base on accepted criteria for diagnosis and treatment of TMJ derangement.
Arthroscopy; Disc repair; Discectomy; Surgical treatment; Temporomandibular joint derangement.
Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Conflict of interest statement
Disclosure No disclosure or funding. Conflict of interest None.
An International Survey on Temporomandibular Joint Surgeon’s Implementation and Management of Discectomy in Treating Temporomandibular Joint Internal Derangement.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Jul;79(7):1423-1433. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2021.01.002. Epub 2021 Jan 8.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021.
Free PMC article.
The use of dermis grafts after discectomy for internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005 Feb;63(2):173-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2004.06.051.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005.
Diskectomy in treatment of disk derangement. A one and three year follow-up.
Swed Dent J. 1990;14(5):213-8.
Swed Dent J. 1990.
[Temporomandibular joint disc surgery].
Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2016 Sep;117(4):280-4. doi: 10.1016/j.revsto.2016.07.014. Epub 2016 Aug 17.
Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2016.
The role of temporomandibular joint surgery in the treatment of patients with internal derangement.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1997 Jan;83(1):150-5. doi: 10.1016/s1079-2104(97)90106-2.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1997.