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July 1952

The Temporomandibular Joint.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;56(1):98. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710020115010

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Abstract

This monograph, consisting of seven chapters, is the result of the coordinated efforts of the above group of anatomists, pathologists, and directors of several departments of dentistry and orthodontia. The first chapter describes structures comprising the temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication, and the suprahyoid muscles involved in mandibular movement. It presents a clear and understandable description of these complicated processes. The second chapter deals with the histology and embryology of joint cartilages, condyle, and mandible. The third chapter lists the growth factors of all bones of the face and the temporomandibular joint. Infections, arthritis, and trauma are given as causes for ultimate deformities. Further bases for pathology of the joint appear in chapter 4, including vitamin deficiency, glandular disorders, and two types of arthritis.

The first half of chapter 5 is a description of all structures regional to the temporomandibular joint which may have been involved in the production of

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