Progressive condylar resorption (PCR) (or condylysis) is a mysterious malady that can occur spontaneously without intervention or can occur after orthodontic and/or surgical intervention to correct malocclusions. We know very little about this process. It has been demonstrated more commonly in patients who have high mandibular plane angles. What is unclear, however, is whether such individuals are simply more susceptible to this process or whether they already have been afflicted by the process and are prone to progression of the process. It is very possible that these individuals might have high mandibular plane angles because they have already had some condylar resorption early in life.
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- Oral Surgery