In the international literatura exist some information related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement in condylar fracture malunion; the treatment is variated being executed with a bone reconstruction, ramus vertical osteotomy or condilar plate. This case demonstrates that TMJ replacement with prosthetic joint is technically possible and appropriate in the case of malunion of condylar fracture.
KEY WORDS: condylar fracture, malunion bone, TMJ prostheses.
How to cite this article
DE MORAES, P. H.; POZZER, L.; OLATE, S.; SATO, F. R. L. & MOREIRA, R. W. F. TMJ total joint prosthesis for condylar fracture malunion. Int. J. Odontostomat., 6(2):241-244, 2012.