Flashcards in The Temporo-mandibular Joint (tmj) Deck (10)
What does the movement hinge mean?
Open slightly, the consular stays in the glenoid fossa
What does the movement translators mean?
Open wide, the condyle rests against the articulate eminence
What does the movement rotary mean?
Side to side, the right condyle moves forward whilst the left remains still, the the left condyle moves forwards whilst the right remains still
What is the TMJ?
The joint where the tenporal bone and mandible meet called the temporo-mandibular joint
When this joint degenerates causing clicking noises and restricted movement, what dental treatment can be used to assist this?
An occlusal splint
What is the name for the habit of grinding teeth?
What is the name for the inability to open the jaw?
Where is the glenoid fossa?
Delve in the underside of the temporal bone
What is the name of the ridge of bone at the front of the glenoid fossa?
The articulations eminence