... ng my discs are still damaged and we redislocated my right side again. While stretching during my fourth round of physical therapy. My only hope would be to have disc removal of both sides and use a fat graft in between the joints. ... (0 replies)
... I am so sorry to hear what your daughter is going through.
My first thought is to go get a a second opinion before doing any further surgery.
My second comment is that you do need to get the pain under control - and it may be necessary to be on same medications for a while until things get sorted out. I"ve been dealing with chronic pain now for 5 years (not just TMJ... (3 replies)
... one and over the past year has had an Arthrocentesis and a Arthroplasty on her jaw. Previous to them attempting to do any of these procedures she had disc displacement and pain. Once the Arthrocentesis was done she started experiencing more pain and the surgeon recommended the Arthroplasty. ... (3 replies)
... r at this moment and have posted about it but I am just curious. The surgeon told her that they woke her up because they had to make sure that she could move her jaw but if you are saying about being immobilized why would she have to be woken up. ... (4 replies)
... he removed scar tissue that formed around the disc and mobilized my jaw while I was under anesethetic. My head was wrapped in pressure bandages for the night but the next day the came off. The pain wasn't that bad. ... (4 replies)
... specialist for this kind of surger. If anyone knows of the best of the best please let me know. We are leaning towards conservative and not going for the open jaw surgery yet. I scares me to death. I just want to help her get out of pain. Any suggestions from anyone would be of great help. ... (49 replies)
... Both of my discs were dislocated during the extraction, and since then, I have had constant bone, muscle and nerve pain. Recently, we've decided to remove one disc and pack the joint with fat. ... (0 replies)
... A displaced disc is very common TMJ problem. Get a second opinionwith respect to surgery and orthodentics before doing either. Surgery should be last option. ... (12 replies)
... in 2006 I had an eminectomy and disc removal on both sides. ... (3 replies)
... Looks like surgery is in my future. Disc removal is what they said they would try first. ... (26 replies)
... I will see about asking him again about possibility of disc removal and how that would affect me. ... (4 replies)
... Removal of the disc is not done anymore. ... (5 replies)
... Cymy Sue, this is probably an odd request, but i read a post you wrote a few years back. The discussion was regarding TMJD and jaw deviations to one side upon opening. ... (0 replies)
... My MRI's came back as "normal" because the discs weren't totally displaced, but when my ortho reviewed the pictures with me, it was obvious that my disc had slipped out of place which resulted in my lower jaw being pushed back towards my ear. ... (16 replies)
... I too, after this happened, googled jaw exercises and wondered if I should do them. ... (4 replies)
... I have been suffering with a slipped disc in my jaw and after having had arthroscentesis and arthroscopy it has been establised my disc is out of place, it is deteriating and my joint itself is inflammed. ... (0 replies)
... By arthroplasty, I meant the procedure where they surgically stitch the disc back into place. It can be done many ways, including the way that rt8624 mentions, with the mitek anchor to hold it in place. ... (20 replies)
... Hmm, I thought maybe the clicking noises were from bone rubbing on scar tissue or something. But maybe it is bone rubbing on bone that is producing the clicking. Either way, it sounds bad.
...Great... :dizzy: (2 replies)
... c i am only 24 years old, and have been living with a locked jaw for the past five years, now with an opening of 10mm. before my disc removal my opening was only 5mm. ... (2 replies)
... A scope is used to look directly into the joint. Most often used for disc problems such adhesions and dislocations. ... (2 replies)