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COULD THIS BE THE WIFE SENT FROM HEAVEN TO MAN??MOUTH FIXED SHUT BY JUVENILE ARTHRITIS

WOMAN WITH JAW PERMANENTLY CLOSED TO HAVE OPEN SURGERY

A MARYBOROUGH QLD AUSTRALIA mum who hasn’t been able to open her mouth properly for more than 10 years is set to undergo major surgery to replace her lower and upper jaws this week.

Michelle Flaherty, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, has had permanently clenched teeth for the past 10 years after surgery failed to fix the problem more than 15 years ago.

“They took a piece of my rib and put it up near my jaw,” she said.

“The bone was supposed to grow, but instead it fused over the jaw and that’s what’s caused my jaw to lock.”
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When Ms Flaherty goes under the knife tomorrow, it will be three years since she was supposed to have her jaw replacement at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

It was cancelled after a communication breakdown between herself and hospital staff – and Ms Flaherty was returned to the bottom of the waiting list.

“I’m very nervous,” she said.

“But I’m looking forward to being able to talk and eat normally again.”

Ms Flaherty said doctors would be replacing her jaws with a Lorenz TMJ – a prosthesis made from solid titanium.

“They haven’t told me much about it, but from what I’ve read I’m feeling pretty confident that the surgery will work,” she said.

Ms Flaherty was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis about five years of age and was featured in Women’s Weekly at age 12.

She still bears the scars from the many leg operations she has undergone since then.

“Arthritis in children was relatively unknown back then and the magazine did a story to make people aware,” she said.

She is expected to be in hospital for up to a week.

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