Dr. Howard A. Israel
Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Temporomandibular Joint Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Treatment for Severe TMJ Disorders

Arthroscopic surgery of the temporomandibular joint is an advanced surgical technique that permits the surgeon to directly view the structures inside of the diseased temporomandibular joint.  Using advanced techniques, operative arthroscopy involves the removal of pathologic tissue inside of the joint that is responsible for the patient's symptoms.

Diagnostic Arthroscopy of an Inflammed Left Temporomandibular Joint with Adhesions



Removal of Adhesions (scar bands that prevent normal joint motion)


Biopsy and Removal of Diseased Tissue


Motorized Shaver (suction with a rotating blade) to Remove Pathologic Tissue


Direct Injection of Anti-inflamatory Medicine into Inflamed Joint Tissues


Mobilization of the Disc (Cushion of Cartilage)













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