Complications in Total Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction

  • Rebeka G. SilvaEmail author
  • L. Wolford
  • S. Thaddeus Connelly


Total joint reconstruction (TJR) is a challenging surgery that tests the surgical team. A successful outcome depends on the surgeon who is prepared to anticipate complications and has the knowledge to manage problems when they arise. In this chapter, TMJ-specific complications are discussed, and strategies are recommended to diagnose and handle them. More importantly, emphasis is placed on prevention, so that surgery proceeds more smoothly. The information also helps the surgical team in the preoperative informed consent discussion with the patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebeka G. Silva
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • L. Wolford
    • 3
  • S. Thaddeus Connelly
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySan Francisco VA Health Care System, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Private Practice, Dental Implant and Oral Surgery of San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and OrthodonticsTexas A&M University College of DentistryDallasUSA

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