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The Temporomandibular Joint

  • Aleš Obrez
  • Jens C. Türp

Abstract

The two temporomandibular joints (TMJs) form the bilateral articulation of the mandible with the cranium. Together with the neuromuscular system, the anatomy of the TMJ contributes to specific mandibular functions. Studying the TMJ exclusively on dry skulls may lead to erroneous conclusions regarding both mandibular function and joint biomechanics. It is for this reason that in addition to the bony components of the TMJ, the cartilage and soft tissues demand close attention.

Keywords

Temporomandibular Joint Mandibular Condyle Glenoid Fossa Lateral Pterygoid Muscle Articular Capsule 
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