Evaluating the correlation between the lateral pterygoid muscle attachment type and internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint with an emphasis on MR imaging findings

DERGİN G., Kilic C., GÖZNELİ R., Yildirim D. , GARİP H., Moroglu S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.40, sa.5, ss.459-463, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.08.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.459-463


Objectives: Disc displacement is accepted as one of major findings in temporomandibular disorders. Correlation between lateral pterygoid muscle (LPM) attachment type to the disc condyle complex and TMJ dysfunction has rarely been discussed and still not clarified. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence LPM attachment type to the disc condyle complex, and to investigate whether these attachment types are linked to MR imaging findings of ID and TMJ dysfunction in a Turkish population.