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|Title:||Short-term effect of fresh disk allograph on the osteoarthrotic sheep temporomandibular joint|
Goss, Alastair Norman
|Citation:||Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology and endodontics, 1997; 84(3):259-264|
|School/Discipline:||School of Dentistry|
|Nobumi Ogi, Kenichi Kurita, Yujiro Handa and Alastair N Goss|
|Abstract:||Abstract. The aim of this experimental study is to evaluate the effect of fresh disk allograft on the osteoarthrotic temporomandibular joints in four sheep. Study design. Bilateral osteoarthrosis was induced in the sheep's temporomandibular joint. Three months later, unilateral diskectomy and fresh disk allograft repair were performed, with the contralateral joint being left as a control. At 6 months after the initial procedure, 3 months after the repair, the four sheep were sacrificed. Results. It was found that the operated joint was fibrously repaired without ankylosis, whereas the control joint showed progressive disease. One grafted disk survived, but the other three were perforated and displaced. Conclusion. Fresh disk allograft does temper progression of the disease in the early stages.|
|Description:||Available online 30 June 2004.|
|Rights:||Copyright © 1997 Published by Mosby, Inc.|
|Appears in Collections:||Dentistry publications|
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