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Table 1 Four patients receiving TMJ reconstruction using alloplastic prosthesis

From: Temporomandibular joint reconstruction with alloplastic prosthesis: the outcomes of four cases

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4
Age/gender 52/male 34/male 53/female 41/male
Joints Right Right Bilateral Right
Etiology Trauma Tumor (carcinoma of right external auditory canal) Rheumatoid arthritis Ankylosing spondylitis
Preoperative symptom Deviated mandible, unstable occlusion Deviated mandible Anterior open bite Pain, limited mouth opening
Postoperative symptom Limited mouth opening Sharp pain and swelling by tumor recurrence No further inflammation Mandibular deflection when opening the mouth
Follow-up periods 1 year 7 months 2 years 1 year