Artificial Jaw Joint Stands the Test of Time

[Rosemont, Illinois, May 1, 2015] Arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the joint that works the lower jaw, is a common and severely debilitating condition. Patients frequently have severe chronic pain,
are unable to open their mouth to properly chew food, and can have facial disfigurement. Before the advent of modern artificial jaw joint technology, little could be done to help these individuals. However, 20 years ago a better-engineered joint became available and after extensive research were placed in patients suffering from end-stage disease.

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