Surgery of the Temporomandibular Joint: Discectomy and Arthroplasty

  • Michael HanEmail author
  • Michael Markiewicz
  • Michael Miloro
  • Larry Wolford
  • M. Anthony Pogrel


Surgery of the temporomandibular joint apparatus is rarely the first line of treatment for articular disc disorders or internal derangements. However, persistent symptoms following nonsurgical treatment modalities, as well as failed prior less invasive joint procedures (e.g., arthrocentesis, arthroscopy), may warrant open-joint surgery.

This chapter will focus on open surgical management of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint, including disc repositioning, discectomy with replacement, discectomy without replacement, and arthroplasty procedures.


Temporomandibular Arthroplasty Temporalis flap Internal derangement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Han
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Markiewicz
    • 1
  • Michael Miloro
    • 1
  • Larry Wolford
    • 2
  • M. Anthony Pogrel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago, College of DentistryChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and OrthodonticsTexas A&M University College of DentistryDallasUSA
  3. 3.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and OrthodonticsUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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