Webinar recording | Surgical Treatment - Simultaneous TMJ and Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
Speaker: Larry Wolford
Orthognathic surgical procedures, stabilized with ridged fixation, are inherently stable. However, in the presence of specific TMJ pathologies, stability will not be predictable with risk of relapse and pain. Most TMJ conditions and pathologies can be placed into specific categories that can aid in determining the nature and expected progression of the TMJ pathology and identify the necessary orthodontic, orthognathic and TMJ surgical protocols to achieve highly predictable outcomes. Common TMJ conditions will be discussed that can cause pretreatment and post-surgical relapse, occlusal instability, dysfunction, and pain. Specific treatment protocols will be presented to simultaneously treat the various TMJ pathologies and correct associated jaw issues (i.e. mal-occlusion, jaw mal-alignment, dysfunction, sleep apnea, pain, etc.) as well as clinical studies to validate these protocols.
Language | English