condylotomy

condylotomy

 [kon″dĭ-lot´ah-me]
transection of a condyle.

con·dy·lot·o·my

(kon'di-lot'ō-mē),
Division, without removal, of a condyle.
[G. kondylos, condyle, + tomē, incision]

condylotomy

(kŏn′dl-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision or division of a condyle.

con·dy·lot·o·my

(kon'di-lot'ŏ-mē)
Division, without removal, of a condyle.
[G. kondylos, condyle, + tomē, incision]

con·dy·lot·o·my

(kon'di-lot'ŏ-mē)
Division, without removal, of a condyle.
[G. kondylos, condyle, + tomē, incision]
References in periodicals archive ?
Various methods like condylotomy, modified condylotomy, and myotomy areused.14 Surgical procedures have been suggested by some authors that either seperate the mechanical obstacle in the condylar path or create a mechanical obstacle by augmenting the articular eminence.9
Approximately 5% of patients with TMD undergo surgery, typically simple arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, arthrotomy, or modified condylotomy. (6) Total joint replacement is indicated only for patients with severely damaged joints with end-stage disease when all other conservative treatments have failed.
There are many treatment options which are used for management of temporomandibular disorders, ranging from medication, physiotherapy, minimally invasive procedures such as arthrocentesis to invasive surgical procedures such as eminoplasty, discectomy, condylotomy and joint replacement surgery.6,16 Joint pain may result in impairment of mandibular function; therefore the treatment of temporomandibular disorders is usually aimed at improving mandibular function by reducing pain.15 In cases where conservative measures fail to provide relief to the patient, arthrocentesis is recognized as a first line surgical intervention as it removes inflammatory mediators from the joint and helps eliminate pain from the TMJ.14,18,20
Closed condylotomy in the treatment of recurrent dislocation of the mandibular condyle.