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Prospect of Adult Tonsilectomy with TMJ
Posted by: D Ward
Date: May 6, 2000 3:13 AM

My wife is 31 years old and has had two re-constructive TMJ surgeries. She is now faced with the prospect of a tonsillectomy. What is the risk associated to the Jaw in this situation?

Prospect of Adult Tonsilectomy with TMJ
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, MD
Date: May 11, 2000 1:26 PM

Of course you should put this question to your surgeon. If the TMJ repair is not yet stable, and if there is sustained, repeated manipulation of the jaw during surgery, there could be a risk of injury.

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