Prosthetic joints: prophylactic antibiotics not recommended before dental procedures


The latest recommendation from the ADA indicates that prophylactic antibiotics are not needed for patients with prosthetic joints undergoing dental treatments. The finding are based on 4 case-controlled trials that are considered to provide moderate evidence of no association.

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No good quality evidence on how to manage juvenile idiopathic arthritis with temporomandibular joint involvement


Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as juvenile chronic arthritis and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis affects a range of joints. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be the first and only affected joint. In the UK about 1 and 2 in every 10,000 children develop JIA each year. The prevalence of TMJ involvement in JIA patients ranges [read the full story…]

Temporomandibular joint replacement


Temporomandibular joint disorders  (TMD) are normally managed conservatively however it has been estimated that aroung 5% require a surgical interventions (arthrocentesis, arthroscopy, condylotomy, and disc repair or removal (menisectomy). A small subset of patietsn may require Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) replacement . Indications for replacement include:- bony ankylosis failed previous alloplastic and autogenous joint replacement post-traumatic [read the full story…]