Critical periods in the prenatal morphogenesis of the human lateral pterygoid muscle, the mandibular condyle, the articular disk, and medial articular capsule.

@article{Linden1987CriticalPI,
  title={Critical periods in the prenatal morphogenesis of the human lateral pterygoid muscle, the mandibular condyle, the articular disk, and medial articular capsule.},
  author={Erik van der Linden and Alphonse R. Burdi and Harmen H. J. de Jongh},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={1987},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={22-8}
}
This study was prompted by the renewed clinical interests in understanding the natural history or early morphogenesis of the human temporomandibular joint. Using histologic preparations of 52 representative human embryos and fetuses, each of the major components of the joint was systematically assessed for its changing structure and related to an approximate time scale. The emergence and continued morphogenesis of the joint articular fossa, mandibular condyle, disk, capsule, lateral pterygoid… CONTINUE READING