Case Study 2
Joint Disorders (TMD, TMJ) > Combined Total Joint Replacement with Orthognathic Surgery
About the Surgery
J.S was followed at Movahed OMS for a period of four years for joint pain and diagnosis of idiopathic condylar resorption.
Idiopathic condylar resorption is a poorly understood progressive disease that affects the TMJ and can result in malocclusion, facial disfigurement, TMJ dysfunction, and pain.
Preoperative diagnosis: Idiopathic condylar resorption, constricted airway, retrognathia of maxilla and mandible
Procedures performed: All conservative measures were explored. Arthroscopic lysis and joint lavage was performed with no suitable outcomes. Due to progression of joint resorption decision was made to replace the diseased joints and advance the upper and lower jaw.
J.S. has healed uneventfully from his procedure and now enjoying a better quality of life, expanded airway, better joint function, and improved facial harmony.
I feel very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Movahed by my TMJ specialist.