Temporomandibular Jaw Motion Rehabilitation Devices

Requests for a temporomandibular jaw motion rehabilitation device.

Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Temporomandibular jaw motion rehabilitation devices, such as the therabite system, are used to help with the treatment of trismus (reduced jaw opening). Trismus can result from a number of causes including head and neck cancer and its treatments (e.g. radiotherapy-induced fibrosis of the masticatory muscles), and maxillofacial and dental surgery.

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates them, or […]