Ankylosis From Trauma

Ankylosis refers to the abnormal fusion of joints, resulting in loss of mobility. It can occur due to various factors such as trauma, infection, or chronic inflammation.

Common Symptoms

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.

Procedure Performed

Bilateral Total Joint Replacement (TJR).

About This Patient

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 starting point.





Before Surgery

After Surgery

Mouth Opening