A Biphasic Finite Element Model of In Vitro Plowing Tests of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc

@article{Spilker2009ABF,
  title={A Biphasic Finite Element Model of In Vitro Plowing Tests of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc},
  author={Robert L. Spilker and J C Nickel and L R Iwasaki},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={1152-1164}
}
Disorders of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) afflict 3–29% of people aged 19–40 years. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the TMJ generally occurs 15 years earlier than in other human joints and 1.5–2 times more often in women than men. The TMJ disc is the primary stress distribution mechanism within the joint. Mechanical failure of the TMJ disc precedes clinical signs of DJD. Unlike postcranial synovial joints, biomimetic replacements of the disc have not been successful, probably due to… CONTINUE READING

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