gap arthroplasty


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gap ar·thro·plas·ty

the surgical correction of ankylosis by creating a space between the ankylosed part of a joint and the portion for which movement is desired.
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Comparison of Gap Arthroplasty With and Without a Temporalis Muscle Flap for the Treatment of Ankylosis.
[sup][9] Gap arthroplasty and interpositional arthroplasty under general nasotracheal anesthesia was subsequently recommended.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}
With temporalis muscle interpositional arthroplasty the recurrence rate is very low as compared with gap arthroplasty. In our study as well,we found no case of reankylosis by the end of 18 months of followup.
(9) the advantages of gap arthroplasty are its simplicity and short operating time and the disadvantages include:
Gap arthroplasty combined with distraction osteogenesis in the treatment of unilateral ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint and micrognathia.
Comparion of gap arthroplasty and interpositional gap arthroplasty on the temporomandibular joint ankylosis.
Interpositional Gap Arthroplasty was found highly effective and safe surgical management option for TMJ with acceptable immediate and long term outcome, particularly when temporalis fascia or muscle and iliac crest grafts were used for adults and costochondral grafts with fascia interposition used for children.
Key Words: TMJ ankylosis, Condylar fracture, Disc repositioning, Gap arthroplasty.
Comparison of gap arthroplasty and interpositional gap arthroplasty on the temporomandibular joint ankylosis.
Gap arthroplasty with disc interpositioning was instituted in all the patients with established TMJ ankylosis.