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Short-term effect of the use of a frozen-stored disc allograft for repair of the osteoarthritic sheep temporomandibular joint: a preliminary report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9973121     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this experimental study was to evaluate the initial effect of a frozen-stored disc allograft on the osteoarthritic sheep temporomandibular joint (TMJ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bilateral osteoarthritis was induced in the TMJ of four sheep. Three months later, unilateral discectomy and frozen-stored disc allograft replacement were performed. The donor disc had been obtained from a healthy animal at killing. The disc was stored in a deep freezer at -70 degrees C for 1 month and thawed just before grafting. The contralateral joints were undisturbed and served as a control at 3 months. At 6 months after the initial procedure, 3 months after the repair, the four sheep were killed. RESULTS: All four grafted discs were perforated and displaced. In the repaired joints, the condylar articular surface was partly denuded in some areas, and part of the surface showed fibrous repair. The control joints showed osteoarthritic changes. CONCLUSION: Frozen-stored disc allograft is not a satisfactory interpositional material in the osteoarthritic sheep TMJ.
N Ogi; K Kurita; J I Ishimaru; A N Goss
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0278-2391     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-24     Completed Date:  1999-02-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-44; discussion 144-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; D; IM    
Second Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Aichi-Gakuin University School of Dentistry, Nagoya, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Models, Animal
Dislocations / etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Mandibular Condyle / pathology
Osteoarthritis / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Temporal Bone / pathology
Temporomandibular Joint Disk / pathology,  surgery*
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / pathology,  surgery*
Transplantation, Homologous
Wound Healing
Comment In:
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1999 Sep;57(9):1154-5   [PMID:  10484122 ]

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