Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy Using Operative Single-Cannula Arthroscope

Samer Srouji, Daniel Oren

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Management of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders has significantly improved since the introduction of arthroscopy. Diagnostic arthroscopy technique requires the creation of one puncture, while procedures requiring both visualization and operation require two punctures. The advanced Operative Single-Cannula Arthroscopy (OSCA) technique presented here requires only a single cannula, through which a visualization canal, irrigation canal, and a working canal are established. The technique supports “one-track arthrocentesis” and standard arthrocentesis under diagnostic visualization, and visually-guided surgery involving either hand or mechanical instruments or laser (Holmium:YAG). The technique is as effective as traditional techniques, 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 publicationTemporomandibular Joint Disorders
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Current Practice
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811627545
ISBN (Print)9789811627538
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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