National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 198--201

Use of indomethacin as an adjuvant to surgery for recurrent temporomandibular joint ankylosis in adults


Krushna Bhatt, Sandeep Pandey, Ongkila Bhutia, Ajoy Roychoudhury 
 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Ajoy Roychoudhury
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Two cases with multiple recurrences of temporomandibular joint ankylosis and multiple failed interposition/gap arthroplasty procedures are presented here. Heterotopic bone formation was thought to be the reason. Indomethacin prophylaxis for prevention of heterotopic new bone formation at the osteoarthrectomy site was used as an adjuvant to surgery, in dosages of 75 mg/day for six weeks. Indomethacin is used frequently in hip and elbow arthroplasties to prevent heterotopic ossification, but its use in temporomandibular joint is not routine. The presented cases did not develop further recurrence and attained stable mouth opening over two-year follow-up after osteoarthrectomy and oral indomethacin.


How to cite this article:
Bhatt K, Pandey S, Bhutia O, Roychoudhury A. Use of indomethacin as an adjuvant to surgery for recurrent temporomandibular joint ankylosis in adults.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2014;5:198-201


How to cite this URL:
Bhatt K, Pandey S, Bhutia O, Roychoudhury A. Use of indomethacin as an adjuvant to surgery for recurrent temporomandibular joint ankylosis in adults. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];5:198-201
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