Tendon entheses of the human masticatory muscles

  title={Tendon entheses of the human masticatory muscles},
  author={Tim Hems and Bernhard N. Tillmann},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
Tendons attach to the limb skeleton via chondral-apophysary or periosteal-diaphysary entheses. It was the aim of the present study to investigate the tendon entheses of the temporal, the masseter, as well as the medial and lateral pterygoid muscles, considering the biomechanics and the mode of osteogenesis at the attachment sites. The origin and insertion zones of the four masticatory muscles were studied histologically and by polarization light microscopy in six halves of human heads. Contrary… CONTINUE READING