Stuck temporomandibular joint disc

A stuck disc refers to a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc which does not translate anteriorly out of the mandibular fossa onto the articular eminence, but rather remains (thus "stuck") in the fossa. It is a form of TMJ dysfunction and is typically associated with restricted range of motion.

Treatment is with arthroscopic adhesionectomy.

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rID: 5538
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stuck TMJ disc
  • Stuck temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc
  • Stuck disc (TMJ)

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