bilaminar zone

(redirected from retrodiscal tissue)

bilaminar zone

(bī-lam'i-nar-zōn),
a mass of loose connective tissue attached to the posterior edge of the articular disc of the temporomandibular joint. It extends to and fills the loose folds of the posterior joint capsule.
Synonym(s): retrodiscal tissue
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Arthroscopic studies have confirmed the theory that inflammatory processes of synovium, capsule or the retrodiscal tissue are the underlying cause for the occurrence of TMJ pain.
3] The purpose of their study was to analyze a possible association between pain and T2 signal intensity from the retrodiscal tissue on MRI.
The T2 signal from the retrodiscal tissue was measured on the MR scanner and was corelated to the degree of pain.
Superiorly, the retrodiscal tissue is bordered by a lamina of connective tissue that contains many elastic fibers, the superior retrodiscal lamina.
However, as there is progressive stretching of retrodiscal tissues, the range of motion increases.