Northeast’s First-Ever Alloplastic Jaw Transplant Conducted In Meghalaya

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Supercare Hospital in Shillong has conducted Northeast’s first-ever CAD/CAM Alloplastic Bilateral Temporomandibular joint replacement surgery.

A team of doctors headed by Dr. Bobby Linda Majaw from Shillong and Dr. Ashutosh Vatsyayan from Guwahati performed the surgery on a 24-year-old female patient from West Khasi Hills in Meghalaya.

According to a press statement released by the hospital, the patient had visited Supercare Hospital with a complaint of severe pain in Bilateral temporomandibular joints (TMJs), a sliding joint connecting the lower jaw bone to the skull.

She faced difficulties in eating and chewing food, opening and closing her mouth, and biting her upper and lower teeth for the past year due to severe pain.

A team of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, who are part of the OncomaxNE association, then conducted the surgery that lasted for eight hours.

“The patient post-surgery had no pain in her TMJ and was able to open and close her mouth properly,” the statement said.

It is worth noting that the surgery was supported with the MHIS government health insurance scheme.

The team of doctors included – Dr. Debashish Borkotoky (OMFS) and anesthetists Dr. Sangeeta Kar and Dr. Janardhan Bordoloi.

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