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TMJ Disc/Fibrocartilage
Ronald C. Auvenshine, DDS, PhD; Nathan J. Pettit, DMD, MSD; Dania Tamimi, BDS, DMSc
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TERMINOLOGY

  • Abbreviations

    • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Definitions

    • TMJ: Articulation between mandible and temporal bone
      • Bilateral but function in harmony due to mandible being single bone
    • Fibrocartilage
      • Thick, parallel, compact collagenous bundles separated by narrow clefts containing chondrocytes (type I collagen)

GROSS ANATOMY

  • TMJ

    • TMJ Compartments

      • Articular Disc

        • Fibrocartilage

          IMAGING ANATOMY

          • MR Appearances of TMJ

            ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

            • Imaging Recommendations

              • Imaging Pitfalls

                Selected References

                1. Nanci, A. Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 7th edition. Mosby, 2008
                2. Dorland, NW. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 31st edition. Saunders, 2007
                3. Sarnat, BG et al. The Temporomandibular Joint: A Biologic Basis for Clinical Practice, 4th edition. Saunders, 1992
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                TERMINOLOGY

                • Abbreviations

                  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
                • Definitions

                  • TMJ: Articulation between mandible and temporal bone
                    • Bilateral but function in harmony due to mandible being single bone
                  • Fibrocartilage
                    • Thick, parallel, compact collagenous bundles separated by narrow clefts containing chondrocytes (type I collagen)

                GROSS ANATOMY

                • TMJ

                  • TMJ Compartments

                    • Articular Disc

                      • Fibrocartilage

                        IMAGING ANATOMY

                        • MR Appearances of TMJ

                          ANATOMY IMAGING ISSUES

                          • Imaging Recommendations

                            • Imaging Pitfalls

                              Selected References

                              1. Nanci, A. Ten Cate's Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 7th edition. Mosby, 2008
                              2. Dorland, NW. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 31st edition. Saunders, 2007
                              3. Sarnat, BG et al. The Temporomandibular Joint: A Biologic Basis for Clinical Practice, 4th edition. Saunders, 1992