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Inferior Retrodiscal Lamina of Temporomandibular Joint (Right)
Connective Tissue

Inferior Retrodiscal Lamina of Temporomandibular Joint (Right)

Lamina retrodiscus inferior articulationis temporomandibularis

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Structure

The inferior retrodiscal lamina is composed of collagenous tissue.

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Anatomical Relations

The inferior retrodiscal lamina attaches to the posteroinferior part of the articular disc. It extends to the posterior aspect of the mandibular condyle (Miloro & Peterson, 2012).

Function

The inferior retrodiscal lamina is not elastic like the superior lamina, therefore, acts to maintain a strong relationship to the mandibular condyle.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Temporomandibular disorder

References

Miloro, M. & Peterson, L. J. (2012) Peterson's Principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. People's Medical Publishing House-USA.

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Temporomandibular Joint

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TMJ dislocation (open lock) occurs when the condyle achieves a position anterior and superior to the crest of the articular eminence during jaw motion.

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