Temporomandibular joint sounds: correlation to joint structure in fresh autopsy specimens.

@article{Widmalm1992TemporomandibularJS,
  title={Temporomandibular joint sounds: correlation to joint structure in fresh autopsy specimens.},
  author={Sven E. Widmalm and P L Westesson and Sharon Brooks and M P Hatala and D A Paesani},
  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={1992},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={60-9}
}
In an attempt to better understand the cause of different types of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) sounds, we recorded joint sounds from 27 fresh autopsy specimens, displayed the time frequency distribution of the sound as a three-dimensional graph, and correlated the sound character to morphologic observations at subsequent dissection. Eleven joints elicited sounds, and 16 joints were silent. All joints with sounds had different degrees of intraarticular changes. These ranged from disk… CONTINUE READING