Review Article
Volume 21 Issue 7 - 2022
Suitability of Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors in Orthopaedic Surgeries but their Formal Contraindication in TMJs Disc Repositioning Technique - Reflections and Rationale
Eber Luis de Lima Stevao*

International Consultant for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Brazil, Germany and the United States of America
*Corresponding Author: Eber Luis de Lima Stevao, International Consultant for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in Brazil, Germany and the United States of America.
Received: May 10, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022


One of the most asked questions I receive from young oral and maxillofacial surgeons learning Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) surgeries is related to resorbable bone anchors and sutures for the variety of TMJ disc repositioning surgeries, their recommendations and proprietress.

For the benefit of easy comprehension on this ultra short study sutures will be addressed separately from anchors, even though the correct term should be "suture- anchors or suture anchors" as a single unit, which are small medical devices used for fixating or attaching soft tissues (e.g. tendons, ligaments, and discs) to the bone in open and/or arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and foot fingers, lower limb joints and temporomandibular joints repairs.

It is clinically essential for oral and maxillofacial surgeons to fully understand the key characteristics of existing sutures and anchors. This paper aims to summarize the current concepts on the characteristics of suture anchors for TMJ disc repositioning technique/surgery.

Keywords: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ); Resorbable Bone Anchors; Disc Repositioning Technique


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Citation: Eber Luis de Lima Stevao. “Suitability of Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors in Orthopaedic Surgeries but their Formal Contraindication in TMJs Disc Repositioning Technique - Reflections and Rationale”. EC Dental Science 21.7 (2022): 07-10.

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