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Type: Journal article
Title: The short-term effect of discectomy on the osteoarthrotic temporomandibular joint in sheep.
Author: Ogi, Nobumi
Kurita, Kenichi
Handa, Yujiro
Goss, Alastair Norman
Citation: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 1996; 25(4):319-324
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0901-5027
School/Discipline: School of Dentistry
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Nobumi Ogi, Kenichi Kurita, Yujiro Handa and Alastair N. Goss
Abstract: The short-term effect of discectomy on osteoarthrotic joints was tested experimentally in sheep. Bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthrosis was induced, and at 3 months discectomy was performed on one joint, with the other being left as a control. Neither masticatory nor mouth-opening disturbances had been found after discectomy. The animals were killed at 6 months, and the TMJs were removed, fixed, and assessed radiologically, macroscopically, and histologically. The control joints showed ongoing degenerative changes consistent with previous reports. The discectomy joints showed marked fibrous repair with joint surface remodelling rather than ongoing degeneration. This result is consistent with the clinical findings after discectomy for osteoarthrotic joints.
Keywords: discectomy ; osteoarthrosis ; temporomandibular joint
Rights: Copyright © Munksgaard 1996. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/S0901-5027(06)80065-2
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