Temporomandibular synovial fluid pressure response to altered mandibular positions.

  title={Temporomandibular synovial fluid pressure response to altered mandibular positions.},
  author={Drs Mary H. Ward and Rolf Gordon Behrents and Joel S. Goldberg},
  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},
  volume={98 1},
Hydrostatic synovial fluid pressure within the superior aspect of the temporomandibular joint space of the growing pig, Sus scrofa domesticus, was examined in response to various acute and chronic alterations of mandibular position. Bilateral measurements of pressure were recorded with chronically implanted wick catheters in three 8-week-old pigs before and at the time of appliance placement and then at 2-day intervals until the animals were 20 weeks old. Besides confirming the observations of… CONTINUE READING

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