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Archive for the ‘TMJ Implants’ Category

TMJ Implant Manufacturers Directed by FDA to Perform Postmarket Surveillance Studies
Monday, February 14th, 2011

We had previously blogged about the sorry state of regulatory oversight of manufacturers of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants. The good news is that the FDA announced last week that it had ordered three manufacturers of TMJ implants to conduct postmarket surveillance studies to determine the length of time before the implants are removed or replaced due to […]

FDA Exercises Poor Oversight Over TMJ Device Manufacturers and Patients With TMJ Implants Suffer the Painful Consequences
Monday, November 29th, 2010

More than 10 million Americans suffer from a condition known temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ, which causes varying levels of dysfunction and pain in and around the joint connecting the jaw to the head. Surgeons have sought to alleviate the condition by implanting artifical jaw joints in patients. But frequently these TMJ implants have broken down, […]