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Temporomandibular Joint - Surgical Reconstruction and Managements

Raja Kummoona

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Prof. Kummoona is an eminent figure in craniofacial surgery in the Middle East, being the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Emeritus Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery of Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations and one of 40 top scientists in Iraq awarded a gold medal for 3 years in a row. He is a member of the editorial board of 29 international distinguished journals.


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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a unique joint of synovial type with a double compartment divided by an articulating meniscus or disc consisting of the condyle, glenoid fossa, and the articular disc in between. The joint of the mandible represents the mobile part of the facial skeleton. This joint carries the function of mastication, swallowing, and speech.
This joint is subject to diseases like other joints in the body, which affects the function of the TMJ, and also the growth of the mandible and midface, as well as the growth of the base of the skull in children. The condyle carries the primary growth center, and any damage to the condyle during childhood may cause severe damage to the growth of the mandible and midface. In ankylosis of the joint, due to trauma causing fusion of the condyle with glenoid fossa, the joint loses its function in mastication, swallowing, and speech besides experiencing growth disturbance.

The TMJ deformity is obvious in the first arch syndromes and condylar hypoplasia and hyperplasia that is also subject to subluxation and dislocation of TMJ in people chewing Qat (khat). The diseases that affect other joints in the body, also affect the temporomandibular joint.

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Raja Kummoona

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

Professor Raja Kummoona is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FDSRCS), Emeritus professor of Maxillofacial Surgery of Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, Fellow Royal Society of Medicine, Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1975 to 1977, President of Iraqi Dental Society (1977-1985), Registrar of Primary FDSRCS in Iraq (1985-1990), the most distinguished professor of the University of Baghdad (1991-1992), one of 40 top scientist in Iraq awarded a gold medal for 3 years (2000-2002) by presidential celebration. He has had many publications and contribution to science by advocating many surgical procedures and research in cancer surgery and flap reconstruction, TMJ surgery and maxillofacial injuries, orbit tumors and missile war injuries of the face with advancing surgery of war injuries of the face worldwide. He has contributed to research in cancer and has developed post graduate studies in maxillofacial surgery in Iraq. He is the Editor of Neck Dissection - Clinical Application and Recent Advances (February, 2012, IntechOpen), Surgical Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint (2013), Germany, Editor of the book Disease of the TMJ, Surgical Reconstruction, Clinical & Experimental Studies (April, 2014, Science PG), Missile War Injuries of the Face, Maxillofacial Injuries in Road Traffic (book published by Science PG, 2014), and Jaw Lymphoma and Orofacial Tumors (2015, book published by Science PG), editor of the book "Bone Grafting - Recent Advances with Special References to Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery" (December, 2018, IntechOpen), editor of the book Craniofacial Deformity and Normal Variations of Jaws Relationship (OMICS International, in press). He is Co-editor of the book Maxillofacial Surgery and Craniofacial Deformity (2020, IntechOpen). He is a member of the editorial board of 29 international distinguished journals, President of Society of Iraqi Maxillofacial Surgery, a founding member of the International Society of Head Neck Trauma, 2015, London, and Chairman of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad 1982-2000. He is a member of the Council of College of Dentistry (1975-2000), Founder and Chairman council of Maxillofacial Surgery, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations (1993-2010). He has about 129 papers published and is an eminent figure in craniofacial surgery in the Middle East. He published 131 original papers in distinguished national and international journals.

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