Functions of condylar translation in human mandibular movement.

  title={Functions of condylar translation in human mandibular movement.},
  author={Russell J. Smith},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  volume={88 3},
Mandibular movement in many mammals is controlled by a pure hinge joint. Since condylar translation is a structurally complex adaptation and a common source of human clinical dysfunction, there have been many attempts to evaluate the biologic significance of human condylar translation. The three hypotheses concerning condylar translation considered in this study are (1) that it results in a center of rotation of the mandible in the area of the mandibular foramen, minimizing displacement of the… CONTINUE READING