Journal article

Measurement of normal and pathological mandibular and temporomandibular joint kinematics: A systematic review.

Sarah C Woodford, Dale L Robinson, Albert Mehl, Peter VS Lee, David C Ackland

Journal of Biomechanics | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Motion of the mandible and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a pivotal role in the function of the dentition and associated hard and soft tissue structures, and facilitates mastication, oral communication and access to respiratory and digestive systems. Quantification of TMJ kinematics is clinically relevant in cases of prosthetic rehabilitations, TMJ disorders, osteoarthritis, trauma, tumour resection and congenital abnormalities, which are known to directly influence mandibular motion and loading. The objective of this systematic review was to critically investigate published literature on historic and contemporary measurement modalities used to quantify in vivo mandibular and TMJ kinema..

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