Presenter: Mark Allan Piper, M.D., D.M.D.
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This presentation focuses on identifying patients with joint based airway distortion. Post-traumatic TMJ disc displacements may lead to secondary condylar osteochondral growth disturbances and osseous degeneration, resulting in a loss of ramus height and mandibular horizontal projection. Such patients may risk additional joint damage secondary to maxillomandibular advancement surgery and mandibular advancement devices. TMJ instability may be a direct contributor to a chronic relapse in skeletal, occlusal, and airway dimension.