Hemi and Total TMJ Reconstruction Using the Christensen Prostheses A Retrospective and Prospective Evaluation


This chapter further affirms the safety and efficacy of hemi and total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction with the Christensen TMJ Prostheses (TMJ Implants, Inc., Golden, CO, USA). Hemi and total TMJ reconstruction with the Christensen TMJ prostheses was first introduced by Robert W. Christensen, DDS in 1961 and 1965, respectively, and is gaining widespread acceptance as a viable alternative in the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). The Christensen TMJ devices have been used to treat various disorders in large numbers of patients, and the pertinent results of 10 years of study are reported in this chapter.


Robert W. Christensen, D.D.S., F.A.I.M.B.E. - Clemson University, Clemson, North Carolina; Ricardo Alexander - D.D.S., Division of OMS, Roosevelt-St. Luke's Hospital, New York, New York; James T. Curry, D.D.S. - Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Matthew S. Christensen, B.S. - TMJ Implants, Inc., Golden, Colorado; Jerry V. Dollar, B.A., M.B.A., F.A.C.H.E. - The Rocky Mountain TMJ Surgical Conference, Golden, Colorado

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