Histopathologic findings in temporomandibular joints of aged individuals.


Twenty-four TMJs from well preserved 62- to 97-year-old human cadavers, 12 men and 12 women, were used in this study. The TMJs were routinely processed to identify (1) the histologic and histopathologic changes present in the articulations and (2) the components of the joint most frequently affected by these changes. The most significant histopathologic… (More)