Anterior Displacement of the Right Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This medical exhibit depicts normal versus the anterior displacement of the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, from the RIGHT side. Two illustrations of a lateral (side) view of the skull show the mandible (jaw) in the open position, revealing the position of the TMJ meniscus. To the immediate right are two enlarged cut-away sections. The first showing normal anatomy, the second showing the dysfunctional TMJ with damage to the joint. Labeled structures include the pterygoid muscle, mandible, temporal bone, meniscus, condyle and joint capsule.