Results: Sixty - three patients were treated with rehabilitation, 24 patients were treated with arthro-
scopy, and 25 were treated with a minimally invasive "hybrid technique" that included the lysis of intra- articular and extra-articular adhesion, the follow-up duration was 3 to 72 months, with a mean of 18.5 months.
All the patients were treated surgically by temporalis fascia flap interpositional arthro-
A number of surgical techniques have been de- veloped for correction of TMJ ankylosis but the most widely accepted technique is interpositional arthro-
plasty followed by reconstruction with autogeneous costochondral graft (CCG).1112 The growth potential of the costochondral graft makes it the ideal choice in management of TMJ ankylosis in children.13 After sur- gical management post operative monitoring of graft is of prime importance.14 Several methods have been described in the literature to monitor the circulatory status of the graft but everyone has certain limitations.
Amongst the procedures used primarily for the relief of ankylosis, some researchers have advocated in favour of Gap arthroplasty whereas others have con- cluded that Interpositional arthroplasty is a better option.14 The purpose of this study was to evaluate and find the results of Gap and Interpositional arthro-
plasty, in order to standardize the management of TMJ ankylosis among patients reporting at Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar.