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OMSKU V- TMJ


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Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the TMJ and surrounding structures.
  • Relate surface anatomy of the TMJ to open surgical approaches and arthroscopic approaches to the TMJ.
  • Identify structures normally visualized during arthroscopy.
  • Describe the appropriate method for clinical examination of the TMD patient.
  • Discuss the Human System Theory as it relates to TMDs and how it pertains to management of the TMD patient.
  • List and interpret the diagnostic criteria for TMD of the American Association of Orofacial Pain (AAOP).
  • Identify normal structures on MRI and CT of the TMJ.
  • Identify common abnormalities of the TMJ on MRI and CT.
  • List the principles of therapeutic management of patients with myofascial pain.
  • Describe different bite appliances and their advantages/disadvantages.
  • Describe how to perform arthrocentesis.
  • List indications and contraindications for surgical arthroscopy.
  • Describe the procedures that can be performed arthroscopically.
  • Discuss the relevance of lateral impingement in the development and progression of TMDs.
  • Identify lateral disc impingement abnormalities on coronal MRI.
  • List conservative treatment options for management of recurrent dislocation of the TMJ.
  • Describe surgical treatment options for management of recurrent dislocation of the TMJ, including eminoplasty and eminectomy.
  • Describe the indications and technique for performing modified condylotomy.
  • List alternatives for reconstruction of the TMJ with biological tissues.
  • Describe the indications and technique for costochondral graft reconstruction of the TMJ.
  • List advantages and disadvantages of custom total joint replacement over other methods of joint reconstruction.
  • Describe indications for custom total joint replacement.
  • Describe indications and technique for total joint replacement with a stock alloplastic prosthesis.
  • Discuss the management of patients who present simultaneously with TMD and dentofacial deformity.
  • Discuss the potential role for tissue engineering in the management of TMDs.

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