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Posts (5)

Apr 20, 2013 · TMJ in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello David, i have a little question. As I told you, i suffer of idiopathic condylar resorption and in a first time, the surgeon propose me an orthodontic treatment and a orthognatic surgery to move forward the mandible. Secondly, if it gets worst, he propose me a TMJ replacement surgery.
What is the same thing for you : at first the orthodontics treatment and the orthognatic surgery? Then, the TMJ replacement.?
Because I heard orthognatic surgery was not indicated in the cases oh idiopathic condylar resorption. And can aggravate the resorption .
I am a little lost?
Can you help me?
Thank you very much

Nov 21, 2012 · TMJ in Bones, Joints & Muscles

David, Thank you for your advice. In fact, in Europe, there is only two surgeons, specialists of the surgery of the joints : one in England and one in Italy ! The French surgeons are lagging behind, say that it is too risky, do not dare. It seems that that takes place better in United States and in Canada too, where maxillo facial surgeons are used of this kind(genre) of surgery. Concerning me, the replacement of tmj is not for at once, I can wait but it is important for me to have advice. Thank you for being present for all people who need testimonies, as me 🙂

Nov 20, 2012 · TMJ in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Thank you David, I am happy to see that everything goes well for you and it gives me hope, even if it means going to make me operate in United States . Because in France, the surgeons are very “cold” to make this type of operation Had you other testimonies of persons operated in UT Southwestern for whom the operation was a success? I am in connection with three other persons in France who need TMJ replacements (Davina, Mélanie, Monique and I) and we look for testimonies. Perhaps will we do a journey grouped in United States to be operated 🙂 At which age was you operated? Im 49 years .

Nov 19, 2012 · TMJ in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello Ironman, thank you very much for your answer Your testimony is very important for the persons in my case. We read so horrible things about the replacements of jaw joints (risks of facial paralysis in particular). I also heard that it was necessary to change prostheses every 10 years, it is exact? What type of prosthesis have you, a prosthesis in titanium? Excuse me if I don’t speak english very well I am French.Does the Ut Southwestern in Dallas make numerous replacement of the joints(articulations), have they the habit of prosthetic replacements of temporomandibular joints ? ( because in France, this type of surgery is very very rare and the surgeons are not experimented !)
Thank you for your answer

Nov 17, 2012 · TMJ in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Hello, I am in wait(expectation) of a total prosthesis tmj. How takes place the operation and the consequences(suites)? How you smell maintaining you? Had you of the degenerative osteoarthritis as me which devoured the joints(articulations)? Had you a detour(deviation) of the mandible? Thank you in advance. I am a little discouraged. Cathy