Flashcards in Unit 4 - Head and Neck: TMJ (Ex. III) Deck (6)
What is the function of the articular disk?
separates joint cavity into compartments:
- upper part ==> gliding
- lower part ==> hinge movement
What is the function of the L ligament?
strengthens fibrous capsule surrounding joint
What 2 ligaments support the joint during chewing?
What are the muscles of mastication?
M and L pterygoids
In what region do the muscles of mastication reside?
temporal and infratemporal fossae