A 30-year follow-up study of temporomandibular joint meniscectomies: a report on five patients

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1988 Aug;26(4):311-6. doi: 10.1016/0266-4356(88)90049-6.


Five patients who underwent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) meniscectomy 30 to 40 years ago were examined clinically and radiologically for functional limitations, pain or structural changes in the articular hard tissues. The results are presented and the role of meniscectomy in the treatment of persistent TMJ disorders is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cartilage, Articular / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Condyle / diagnostic imaging
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Radiography
  • Temporomandibular Joint / physiology
  • Temporomandibular Joint / surgery*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / surgery*