Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Arthroplasty
    A surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing of the bone or with an artificial joint.

  • Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
    You may need this procedure if you experience jaw pain and find that your jaw is not moving like it should.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Distraction Osteogenesis
    <p>Distraction osteogenesis is an orthognatic surgical procedure used to stretch or expand bone in the jaw to correct a dentofacial deformity caused by congenital or developmental factors, or by trauma or disease.</p>

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Maxillomandibular Fixation
    Also described as "wiring the jaw shut," this procedure temporarily connects your upper and lower jaw by wires, elastic bands or metal splints so that your lower jaw can heal.