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1

the junction of temporal bone and the mandible is called?

TMJ
temporalmandibular joint

2

what are the 3 main functions of the TMJ?

1. speech
2. mastication
3. deglutition (swallowing)

3

what is the innervation of the TMJ?

V(3)

4

what is the branch for the TMJ blood supply?

branches of external carotid

5

the anatomy of the TMJ includes?

1. temporal bone
2. fibrocartilage
3. enclosed

6

articulating surfaces include the articular eminence and glenoid fossa is known as?

temporal bone

7

what cartilage is needed for articulating surface?

fibrocartilage
(we tend to have the articulating surfaces both temporal bone and the mandible covered with fibrocartilage)

8

the TMJ is enclosed where?

enclosed in fibrous joint capsule

9

side message:

has an articulating surface that we call the glenoid fossa, and that's where the condyle of the mandible is seated. the articular eminence in anterior to the glenoid fossa