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What is the temporomandibular joint?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: The jaw joint

It is the joint that allows the lower jaw (mandible) to move.
The temporalis muscle is the largest of the chewing muscles at attaches to the joint. Hence temporal mandibular.

In brief: The jaw joint

It is the joint that allows the lower jaw (mandible) to move.
The temporalis muscle is the largest of the chewing muscles at attaches to the joint. Hence temporal mandibular.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: See image

It is the joint between the jaw bone (mandible) and the temporal bone of the skull.

In brief: See image

It is the joint between the jaw bone (mandible) and the temporal bone of the skull.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Jaw Joint

The jaw joint in front of your ear "TMJ" often refers to problems with the joint.

In brief: Jaw Joint

The jaw joint in front of your ear "TMJ" often refers to problems with the joint.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Jaw

Basically the lower jaw articulates with the skull, it is a joint like any other with similar tissues.

In brief: Jaw

Basically the lower jaw articulates with the skull, it is a joint like any other with similar tissues.
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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