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Three cases of ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint have been presented, one resulting from traumatic injury with fracture of the condyloid process and the other two resulting from infection in the joint area.
The importance of thorough clinical examination of the patient manifesting limitation of motion in the temporomandibular joint is emphasized in each of these case presentations.
The indicated treatment in cases of ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint is surgical intervention.
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