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What is an articular disc for?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: TMJ Movement

The articular disc or meniscus is a biconcave structure that is positioned above the condyle of the mandible and the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone.
The disc allows for a smooth or gliding movement of the condyle in the normal tmj. If the meniscus or disc is abnormally positioned or deformed, it can be a major source for pain and TMJ pathology.

In brief: TMJ Movement

The articular disc or meniscus is a biconcave structure that is positioned above the condyle of the mandible and the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone.
The disc allows for a smooth or gliding movement of the condyle in the normal tmj. If the meniscus or disc is abnormally positioned or deformed, it can be a major source for pain and TMJ pathology.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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In brief: Articular disc

The articular disc is a thin piece of fibrocartilage in the TMJ that separates the condyle of the jaw from the mandibular fossa in the skull.
It allows your jaw to open and close. Articular discs are also present in several other joints.

In brief: Articular disc

The articular disc is a thin piece of fibrocartilage in the TMJ that separates the condyle of the jaw from the mandibular fossa in the skull.
It allows your jaw to open and close. Articular discs are also present in several other joints.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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