glenoid fossa


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Noun1.glenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandibleglenoid fossa - a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
2.glenoid fossa - the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
fossa, pit - a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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The presence of advancement devices seems to induce adaptive changes in the condylar cartilage (Liu, Kaneko, & Soma, 2007a; Sato, Muramoto, & Soma, 2006), glenoid fossa and articular eminence (Liu, Kaneko, & Soma, 2007b; Tuominen, Kantomaa, Pirttiniemi, & Poikela, 1996; Woodside, Metaxas, & Altuna, 1987), but little has been described about the effects of PDT.
Manual reduction may be difficult to reduce after certain period because of fibrous tissue within glenoid fossa.
Radiographic examination using OPG shows haphazardly placed condylar heads and glenoid fossa and unidentifiable joint space bilaterally and presence of 4 holed mono cortical plate with screws on lateral boder of the left condyle (Figure 1).
The morphology of the articular eminence, glenoid fossa and mandibular condyle depends on numerous factors, such as changes in dentition associated with aging (tooth loss, attrition and/or increased function), degenerative changes of the glenoid fossa, masticatory stress, craniofacial growth, gender, ethnicity and the relationship between the fossa and the eminence in relation to the facial structures(4,6,10-13).
In this position, the humeral head is drawn cranially and posteriorly against the glenoid fossa by contraction of the shoulder muscles.
Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the dislodgment of the head of condyle from the glenoid fossa.
Deep notching of gonial angle, narrowing of glenoid fossa, and presence of a supernumerary tooth in right maxillary third molar region were other findings (Figure 1(c)).
Therefore, as an adaptive response of mandible to changes during function, there may be modeling of condyle and glenoid fossa as well as remodeling and modeling of mandibular bone.
It prevents posterior migration of humeral head, thus centering it in the glenoid fossa allowing a normal arc of movement (6, 15).
Bony fusion and fibrous tissue were observed between the condyle and lateral glenoid fossa [Figure 3]b and c.
The glenohumeral (GH) joint consists of the humeral head that articulates in the glenoid fossa of the scapula, surrounded by several static and dynamic structures.
This alludes to the fact that the surface area of the glenoid is small in comparison to the surface area of the humeral head; the average glenoid fossa is 6 to 7 [cm.