Case Study 1

Joint Disorders (TMD, TMJ) > Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


About The Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Surgery

Katelyn was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and evaluated at Movahed OMS in 2015 for the management of dentofacial deformity. This is a Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Case Study.

Katelyn’s case was a classic case of juvenile idiopathic condylar resorption with completely deteriorated temporomandibular joints.

Idiopathic condylar resorption (ICR) is a distinct condition that affects the jaw joints (temporomandibular joints or TMJs) and often occurs in teenage girls. ICR is also known as idiopathic condylysis, condylar atrophy, and progressive condylar resorption. ICR is a well-documented but poorly understood progressive condition.

Preoperative Diagnosis: Juvenile idiopathic condylar resorption, temporomandibular joint deterioration, and constricted airway.

Procedures Performed: All conservative measures explored. Bilateral TMJ’s reconstructed with total joint prosthesis and advancement of the mandible in a counterclockwise rotation.

Katelyn has healed uneventfully from her procedure and is 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.

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