articular disc of temporomandibular joint

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articular disc of temporomandibular joint

[TA]
the fibrocartilaginous plate that separates the temporomandibular joint into upper and lower cavities.

ar·tic·u·lar disc of tem·po·ro·man·dib·u·lar joint

(ahr-tikyū-lăr disk tempŏr-ō-man-dibyū-lăr joynt) [TA]
Fibrocartilaginous plate that separates the temporomandibular joint into upper and lower cavities.
Synonym(s): mandibular disc.
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Although Annandale first described surgical repositioning of the displaced temporomandibular articular disc in 1887 (7), it was not until 1978, when Wilkes used arthrography to describe the anatomy, form, and function of the TMJ, that disc repositioning became an accepted surgical technique (3, 8).
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