J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-018-1130-3 CASE REPORT Buccal Fat Pad for Interpositional Arthroplasty in Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis 1 2 2 • • Adebayo A. Ibikunle Olutayo James Wasiu L. Adeyemo Received: 12 January 2018 / Accepted: 30 May 2018 The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2018 Abstract 35 mm or more was achieved intraoperatively before Aim The buccal fat pad (BPF) is a readily accessible mass placement of the BPF in all cases. Immediate postoperative of adipose tissue in the oro-maxillofacial region. It is a jaw exercise was commenced. Mouth opening remained specialized type of fat tissue that enhances intermuscular satisfactory at all postoperative reviews. motion. It has been used extensively for reconstruction of Conclusion Buccal fat pad is a reliable option for inter- oral cavity defects with satisfactory outcomes. However, positional arthroplasty in the management of TMJ anky- its use as an interpositional material in the management of losis, and it can be used either as a free graft or as a temporomandibular joint ankylosis is not widespread. This pedicled ﬂap. report aims to present our experience with its use as an interpositional tissue in the management of temporo- Keywords Ankylosis Buccal fat pad
Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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