tmj dysfunction patient information

Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders (formerly titled TMJ Disorders)

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This ANZAOMS patient education pamphlet provides information on surgery to treat Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs).

The topics discussed include comprehensive TMJ patient information, such as: causes of a TMD and TMJ dysfunction, symptoms of a TMD, surgical treatment of a TMD, recovery after surgery and a comprehensive list of possible complications and risks of TMJ surgery and TMJ replacement.

The surgical treatment options outlined are:
-   TMJ Arthrocentesis
-   TMJ Arthroscopy
-   TMJ Arthroplasty
-   Total TMJ Replacement

This pamphlet can be a useful tool for patients experiencing TMJ dysfunction. The benefits, risks and limitations of treatment are discussed in detail to assist the patients understanding of treatment options for TMJ pain and can assist the informed-consent process.

Mi-tec publishes 8 patient education pamphlets for The Australian And New Zealand Association Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgeons (ANZAOMS). The objective of each pamphlet is to assist oral and maxillofacial surgeons with their informed consent process, reduce the medico-legal risk of failure to inform and improve patient outcomes. The pamphlets serve as valuable resources for surgeons in establishing a process of communication with patients.

The pamphlets are described in plain English and contain medical illustrations and images to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The pamphlets are 2 or 4 pages and are printed in colour on high quality A4 sheets.