Collagen crimping in the intra-articular disc and articular surfaces of the human temporomandibular joint.

Abstract

The presence of crimping within soft fibrous connective tissues has a considerable role in determining the biomechanical properties of the tissue. However, there is little or no information on crimping of collagen in the human temporomandibular joint. To remedy this situation, the presence and nature of any crimping was studied in sections of human… (More)

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