mandibular joint

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Noun1.mandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bonemandibular joint - the joint between the head of the lower jawbone and the temporal bone
articulatio synovialis, diarthrosis, synovial joint - a joint so articulated as to move freely
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According to research, a misaligned TMJ (tempero mandibular joint - the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) can lead to a lot of problems: headache, migraine, neck ache, backache, shoulder pain, clicking and popping of the TMJ, limited jaw opening, masticatory muscle pain, pain while opening or closing your mouth, ear pain, and so on.
Ramos, "Towards a rigorous approach to designing a temporo mandibular joint prosthesis.
His mouth opening was adequate with no temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) immobility.
In addition, CBCT images have helped to clarify that, in cases of facial asymmetry, mandibular condyles are symmetric in volume and size (although the condyle is the main growth center of the mandible), while differences are detectable only in the amplitude of mandibular joint spaces.
Poswillo, "Experimental reconstruction of the mandibular joint," International Journal of Oral Surgery, vol.
The beneficial effects of arthrocentesis on mandibular joint mobility are likely due to the enlargement of the joint space, increased intra-articular pressure, removal of adhesions and adherences, and alterations to the synovial fluid viscosity [1,10,18-20].
Relationships between mandibular joint size and craniofacial size in human groups.
Following this procedure, he had developed pain in the left tempor mandibular joint which was still persisting.
Its conA[degrees] sultants include Dr Khamis al Balushi, one among only two pediatric dentists working in priA[degrees] vate clinics in Oman; Dr Fatma, the only senior consultant periA[degrees] odontist in the country; and Dr Ahmed al Hashmi, the only senA[degrees] ior consultant in temporalA[degrees] mandibular joint disorders, the press release said.