TMJ: Jesse Crigley's Story | Video | Loyola Medicine

Patient overcomes TMJ with help from Loyola oral health expert

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis caused Jesse Crigley to develop ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), resulting in his jaw bone fusing to the base of his skull.  This condition made eating and talking very difficult.  Loyola's oral and maxillofacial surgery expert, Dr. Stephen MacLeod, surgically removed the fusion and reconstructed the jaw joint so Jesse could talk and eat without any problems. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit or call 888-584-7888.