Mandibular length and midline asymmetry after experimentally induced temporomandibular joint disk displacement in rabbits.

@article{Legrell1999MandibularLA,
  title={Mandibular length and midline asymmetry after experimentally induced temporomandibular joint disk displacement in rabbits.},
  author={Per Erik Legrell and Annika Isberg},
  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={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={247-53}
}
The purpose of the present investigation was to test the hypothesis that permanent disk displacement in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one causal factor in the development of mandibular midline asymmetry. Unilateral, nonreducing disk displacement was therefore created in growing rabbits. The right TMJ in seven experimental animals was surgically opened, and the disk was anteriorly displaced with the posterior disk attachment kept intact above the condyle. The right TMJ in seven sham… CONTINUE READING