The cricothyroid joint--functional aspects with regard to different types of its structure.


The cricothyroid joint (CTJ) plays a key role in pitch adjustment of the human voice. It allows an external elongation of the vocal fold performed by the cricothyroid muscle with a consecutive stretching and increasing of tension. Phonosurgical methods such as cricothyroid approximation need sophisticated investigations on anatomical and functional… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2008.07.001


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