Response of the mandibular joint to loss of incisal function in the rat.

  title={Response of the mandibular joint to loss of incisal function in the rat.},
  author={Robert J. Hinton and David S. Carlson},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  volume={125 3},
In a study of the rat mandibular joint (MJ), Simon [Acta anat. 97: 351-360 (1977)] suggested that reduction in condylar cartilage thickness noted in animals subjected to removal or trimming of incisors resulted from the lessening of joint reaction forces produced during incision. In order to explore this question further, the microanatomy of the MJ in 47-day-old rats whose incisors had been trimmed every other day was compared to that in control animals and in a third group fed a soft diet as a… CONTINUE READING
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