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TMJ Capsule and Ligaments
Ronald C. Auvenshine, DDS, PhD; Nathan J. Pettit, DMD, MSD; Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Definitions

    • TMJ capsule: Fibrous & nonelastic membrane surrounding temporomandibular joint
    • Ligament: Thick fibrous tissue limiting joint movement

GROSS ANATOMY

  • Capsular Tissue

    • Capsular Attachments

      • Capsule Innervation

        • Temporomandibular Ligament

          • Synovial Membrane

            • Vascularity of Capsule

              • Function of TMJ Capsule

                • Sphenomandibular Ligament

                  • Stylomandibular Ligament

                    • Discomalleolar Ligament

                      • Collateral Ligaments (Discal Ligaments)

                        Selected References

                        1. Cuccia AM et al: The arterial blood supply of the temporomandibular joint: an anatomical study and clinical implications. Imaging Sci Dent. 43(1):37-44, 2013
                        2. Mérida-Velasco JR et al: The posterior segment of the temporomandibular joint capsule and its anatomic relationship. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 65(1):30-3, 2007
                        3. Kim HJ et al: The discomallear ligament and the anterior ligament of malleus: an anatomic study in human adults and fetuses. Surg Radiol Anat. 26(1):39-45, 2004
                        4. Nanci, Antonio. Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 7th Edition. Mosby, 2008.
                        5. White, Stuart C. Oral Radiology, 6th Edition. Mosby, 2009.
                        6. Scheid, Rickne C. Dental Anatomy: Its Relevance to Dentistry, 6th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 01 2002
                        7. B.G. Sarnat, D. Laskin. The temporomandibular joint: a biologic basis for clinical practice. 4th edition. W.B. Saunders, Publisher, Philadelphia; 1991.
                        8. Okeson, Jeffrey P. Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion, 6th Edition. Mosby, 07 2007.
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                        TERMINOLOGY

                        • Definitions

                          • TMJ capsule: Fibrous & nonelastic membrane surrounding temporomandibular joint
                          • Ligament: Thick fibrous tissue limiting joint movement

                        GROSS ANATOMY

                        • Capsular Tissue

                          • Capsular Attachments

                            • Capsule Innervation

                              • Temporomandibular Ligament

                                • Synovial Membrane

                                  • Vascularity of Capsule

                                    • Function of TMJ Capsule

                                      • Sphenomandibular Ligament

                                        • Stylomandibular Ligament

                                          • Discomalleolar Ligament

                                            • Collateral Ligaments (Discal Ligaments)

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Cuccia AM et al: The arterial blood supply of the temporomandibular joint: an anatomical study and clinical implications. Imaging Sci Dent. 43(1):37-44, 2013
                                              2. Mérida-Velasco JR et al: The posterior segment of the temporomandibular joint capsule and its anatomic relationship. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 65(1):30-3, 2007
                                              3. Kim HJ et al: The discomallear ligament and the anterior ligament of malleus: an anatomic study in human adults and fetuses. Surg Radiol Anat. 26(1):39-45, 2004
                                              4. Nanci, Antonio. Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 7th Edition. Mosby, 2008.
                                              5. White, Stuart C. Oral Radiology, 6th Edition. Mosby, 2009.
                                              6. Scheid, Rickne C. Dental Anatomy: Its Relevance to Dentistry, 6th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 01 2002
                                              7. B.G. Sarnat, D. Laskin. The temporomandibular joint: a biologic basis for clinical practice. 4th edition. W.B. Saunders, Publisher, Philadelphia; 1991.
                                              8. Okeson, Jeffrey P. Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion, 6th Edition. Mosby, 07 2007.