Modern temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: Operative single-cannula arthroscopy

Samer Srouji, Joseph McCain

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Since the introduction of arthroscopy, the management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders has improved significantly. The arthroscope facilitates both assessment of the joint and its pathologies as well as visualized surgical interventions. The traditional arthroscopy technique requires the creation of one puncture for diagnosis and two punctures to enable visualization and operation. The alternative operative single-cannula arthroscopy (OSCA) technique presented here is an advanced TMJ arthroscopy technique which requires only a single cannula, through which a single- piece instrument containing a visualization canal, irrigation canal, and a working canal is inserted. OSCA empowers performance of "one-track arthrocentesis" and standard arthrocentesis under diagnostic visualization and supports introduction of hand or mechanical instruments or laser (holmium:YAG) to perform visually guided surgery. The technique has proven as efficient as the traditional technique, with the added benefits of a short learning curve and simplicity of execution. This chapter provides a detailed protocol for the management of TMD using the OSCA technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinimally Invasive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783662545928
ISBN (Print)9783662545904
StatePublished - 12 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes

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