The evaluation of lateral pterygoid muscle pathologic changes and insertion patterns in temporomandibular joints with or without disc displacement using magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Imanimoghaddam2013TheEO,
  title={The evaluation of lateral pterygoid muscle pathologic changes and insertion patterns in temporomandibular joints with or without disc displacement using magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Mahrokh Imanimoghaddam and Azam sadat Madani and Elahe Mahmoudi Hashemi},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={1116-20}
}
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement is a common disorder in patients with internal derangement. Certain anatomic features of TMJ may make the patient prone to this condition, namely lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) insertion variations. The aim of this study was to investigate LPM attachments and their relationships with disc displacement and subsequent pathologic changes. A total of 26 patients with clinical temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) and a control group of 14 unaffected… CONTINUE READING