Ankylosis commonly causes joint stiffness, limited range of motion, and joint pain. Affected individuals may experience difficulty in performing daily activities and may have challenges with mobility. Swelling, inflammation, and joint deformity can also occur.
She developed ankylosis as a result of facial trauma which led to temporomandibular joint
(TMJ) dysfunction and limited jaw movement. The patient had undergone multiple unsuccessful
TMJ procedures, including the use of proplast Teflon implants. As a consequence, her maximal
incisal opening (MIO) was zero, indicating complete restriction of jaw movement. It was affecting her ability to eat, speak, and perform basic functions, necessitating further intervention to alleviate the symptoms and restore jaw function. After her surgery with Dr. Movahed she was able to open her mouth 34 millimeters, a great improvement from her