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... they were the main source of my pain. Although I am continuing to have some muscle problems, they are not nearly as bad as they were prior to the joint replacement. Now that I don't have joint pain, that is one less thing to trigger muscle pain. My TMJ also had drastically changed my bite... ... (29 replies)
... Hi! I am new to this board, but definately not new to TMJ problems. Mine started in 1988. I've had 15 surgeries with the last 6 being total joint replacements. ... (14 replies)
Aug 9, 2003
... I bumped the Christensen thread to the top so you can read through it. ... (3 replies)

... The doctor put in the Christensen fossa implant. He said I wouldn't be as likely to develop scar tissue like previously. He was wrong, I am now down to 10mm for an opening. ... (16 replies)
... gery. The third surgery, the disc was finally shot and totally tied up in scar tissue. So when they took out the scar tissue the disc came with it. They put in a Christensen fossa implant and that leads me to this hell I am in now. ... (9 replies)
... the one who told me to get this implant out and replace it with nothing. I seriously think a person can live without discs in the TMJ. Think about it. I had the Christensen fossa put in five years ago. The purpose of it was to stop my jaw joint from deteriorating. ... (17 replies)
... Paulette had a tumor removed from the base of her skull yesterday. She also has the Christensen fossa, numbness on the whole right side. ... (7 replies)
The Others
Oct 20, 2002
... not deteriorated bad enough and put it back in place. The third surgery it was shot and tied up with scar tissue. Funny how he told me the same thing, I had the jaw joint of a 90 year old and he didn't know how I functioned at all. That was when the Christensen was put in. ... (2 replies)
... The Christensen fossa can't withstand the load of the jaw joint either and it is metal. Imagine how a piece of silastic would react? ... (25 replies)
Get your records !
May 26, 2002
... MJ surgeries would have "probably" worked but I had too many other things going on. Yep, my back surgery ruined my TMJ joint, can't blame it on the fact that the Christensen implant CANNOT withstand the load of the jaw joint and should never have been used in the first place. ... (2 replies)
... Locked up again, perforated meniscus which they removed and put in Christensen implant. Currently implant screws are loose, the implant cannot handle the load of the jaw joint. ... (17 replies)
... I cannot remember the Christensen Fossa, is that a piece of molded metal screwed into just the top? ... (3 replies)
... I too, develop excessive scar tissue. My third surgery, they put in the Christensen Fossa. Two opinions, and both say the screws are loose. No insurance coverage of course!!! ... (11 replies)
Uk sufferers
Dec 29, 2005
... the reply. I have a mostly soft diet, weetabix shreaded wheat with hot, milk banannas etc. If i have something like meat i cut it up small. I am finding that my jaw is hurting more now that i go to see my dad each day. ... (16 replies)
Uk sufferers
Dec 17, 2005
... Bradford and saw a mr Carol he was really nice but i think hes retiring soon and was'nt sure how to deal with my case. I was then sent to Liverpool who only use Christensen joints But a lady i chat to in birmingham told me that her dr was changing to Concepts as a few of his patients regected the joint. ... (16 replies)
... I also have arthritis in my jaw on both sides. I had tmj arthroplasty done in March of 2003. It lasted maybe six weeks, and then I was worse than before the surgery. ... (14 replies)
... et about 10 years ago to correct my bite, but my face is lopsided and i am very aware of it all the time and hate going out. I have heard really bad things about joint replacements at the forums and im trying to kid myself that the people who have had successes do not have to join a tmj forum. ... (7 replies)
Long time....
Mar 5, 2005
... I've been quiet for a while. I've been reading a lot of information about total joint replacements, lately. ... (0 replies)
... surgery in 97 I was a real mess. There is a term for it, I don't know what it is called but my mandible was actually fused to my skull. My surgeon said I had the jaw of a 90 year old and he didn't know how I had functioned. Funny thing, is how many others have been told the same thing. ... (16 replies)
... Here is a very informative list. I was told that the Christensen implant was going to correct a lot of these problems. Needless to say, it created several of these problems....but didn't correct any of the initial ones. ... (4 replies)

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