Some head and neck cancer patients need to have part of the jaw removed during surgery, affecting speech and function. To aid these patients, Johns Hopkins has a dental implant team composed of a maxillofacial prosthodontist and an oral surgeon.
A woman in Australia had 80% of her jaw removed to get rid of cancer. Doctors then performed a rare surgery to give her a 3D-printed jaw. In April 2017, Anelia Myburgh was diagnosed with cancer.
Surgery is the main treatment for most people with mouth cancer. Usually these tumors can be removed through the opening of the oral cavity, but some may require a more extensive approach. Which surgery is right for you depends on such factors as the size, stage, and location of your tumor.
This middle-aged man was previously operated by us for carcinoma of the floor of the mouth and alveolus (oral cancer/mouth cancer). He had undergone resectio...
Dr. Taha Shipchandler along with Dr. Daniel Wurtz and their surgical team recently performed a groundbreaking cancer resection and reconstruction procedure at IU Health University Hospital. The patient was diagnosed with large squamous cell carcinoma of the anterior tongue and had an innovative procedure using his femur bone and thigh tissue to reconstruct his jaw and tongue.
Arthrotomy or arthroplasty: This is an open-joint surgery to repair the jaw joint when there is a structural problem. It usually requires a hospital stay. It usually requires a hospital stay. An incision is made that permits a wide range of surgical procedures including arthroplasty, which removes growths or adhesions in the jaw, and disc surgery.
Jaw wiring occurs after some types of jaw surgery or following a traumatic injury to your jaw. You may have your jaw wired for up to six weeks while recovering and need to plan, prepare, and ...
Dr. Stephen Beals, a plastic surgeon at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, explains how jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery, is performed.
Surgery is a common treatment for basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. Different surgical techniques can be used. The options depend on the type of skin cancer, how large the cancer is, where it is on the body, and other factors.
The Jaw Pain Story is a VIDEO about how Dr. Larry Wolford treats jaw pain and jaw disorders. Dr. Wolford, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is globally renowned for complex jaw revision surgery, total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement, sleep apnea treatment and for his research in orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, cleft lip and palate treatment, craniofacial …