Biomechanical topography of the porcine temporomandibular joint

C. S. Schmitt, S. B. Milam, J. Schmitz, C. M. Agrawal, K. A. Athanasiou

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Abstract

A partial biomechanical topography of the porcine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tissue was performed, and findings were correlated to histochemical and histomorphological measures. The tissues tested within the articular surfaces of the temporal fossa and the condyle were the articular cartilage and subchondral bone. Significant differences were found in the intrinsic material properties and thickness of the cartilage in the temporal and condylar surfaces. Evaluating the results in reference to previous cross-species and cross-joint studies of similar methodology, the porcine TMJ articular cartilage for both sites were characterized as highly-permeable, soft tissues possessing low recovery potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSouthern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages27
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - San Antonio, TX, USA
Duration: Feb 6 1998Feb 8 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 17th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference
CitySan Antonio, TX, USA
Period2/6/982/8/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Schmitt, C. S., Milam, S. B., Schmitz, J., Agrawal, C. M., & Athanasiou, K. A. (1998). Biomechanical topography of the porcine temporomandibular joint. In Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Proceedings (pp. 27). IEEE.