Case Report
Volume 3 Issue 4 - 2020
Facial Disfigurement and Deformity, a Social Stigma Needing Correction
Satya Ranjan Misra*
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
*Corresponding Author:Satya Ranjan Misra, Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Received: November 19, 2019; Published: March 31, 2020




Abstract

Ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint is a common disorder which may occur as a result of trauma or infection. It could be present from birth or may be acquired later in developing phases of childhood. There is a restricted mouth opening due to limitation of the movements of the temporomandibular joint and as it affects the anterior mandibular growth, it can lead to a severe facial disfigurement. The condition must be surgically treated followed by physiotherapy. We present a case to highlight the etiopathogenesis and diagnosis of this disorder.

Keywords: Facial Disfigurement; Deformity; Physiotherapy; Temporomandibular Joint

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Citation: Satya Ranjan Misra.“ Facial Disfigurement and Deformity, a Social Stigma Needing Correction”. EC Clinical and Experimental Anatomy 3.4 (2020): 17-21.

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