Temporomandibular ankylosis


Temporo-mandibular ankylosis: A disorder involving stiffness or fusion of the jaw joint which affects the ability of the jaw to open and close normally. The condition may occur congenitally or may be acquired through such things as trauma


Abnormal jaw function Facial deformity Inability to open mouth properly Jaw pain Clicking sound when moving jaw


Jaw injury Broken jaw TMJ disorder Jaw disorders Jaw arthritis Jaw alignment disorder Bruxism Sinus infections Toothache


The phrase "signs of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Temporo-mandibular ankylosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis signs or Temporo-mandibular ankylosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Temporo-mandibular ankylosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Temporo-mandibular ankylosis symptoms.