Failed Fat Graft, Discectomy
& Years of Splint Therapy
LeFort I Segmental Osteotomy. Bilateral Total Joint Replacement (TJR).
About This Patient
At 35 years old, she began experiencing severe headaches and sought help from a neurologist who prescribed medication that proved ineffective. By the time she was 45 years old, she was suffering from severe degenerative joint disease. Despite undergoing fat graft application around her jaw joints, discectomy, and years of splint therapy, her condition persisted. The debilitating effects of deteriorating jaw joints left her in constant pain and discomfort. It was during a dental appointment that her dentist discovered her deteriorated condyles. Seeking treatment from Dr. Movahed, she underwent bilateral joint replacement and mandibular advancement surgery. After years of suffering, her quality of life significantly improved, with reduced pain, restored jaw function, and hope for a brighter future.
In This Video
She found out from her dentist that her condyles were completely deteriorated causing severe headaches and joint pain. Dr. Movahed recommended bilateral total joint replacement. The surgery was successful. Her breathing is easier and her sleeping is more rejuvenating. Her nervous system has settled and her pain levels are down significantly. Overall her quality of life improved drastically. She talks more about her experience in the video.
Dr. Movahed’s Thoughts...
“In this video, Dr. Movahed talks about Rose who had endured years of unsuccessful therapies and surgical procedures for her jaw issues before he met her. He initially hesitated to perform surgery on her due to her history of failed treatments, including disc removal and fat graft replacement. However, Dr. Movahed ultimately decided to address Rose’s broken-down joints and the pain she was experiencing. He replaced her joints and corrected her anterior open bite, providing her with a reproducible bite, improved function, and the ability to breathe through her nose. Rose’s case highlights the importance of listening to and trusting patients’ experiences and needs.”