Condylar process of the mandible

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 3 Apr 2023

The condylar process, also called the condyloid process, is the process on the mandible that articulates with the disk of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

The mandibular condylar process consists of two portions:

  • condyle

    • ​presents an articular surface for articulation with the articular disk of the TMJ

    • convex posteriorly and from side to side

    • convexity extends further on the posterior than on the anterior surface

  • neck

Bifid mandibular condyle

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