glenoid fossa


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Synonyms for glenoid fossa

a deep concavity in the temporal bone at the root of the zygomatic arch that receives the condyle of the mandible

the concavity in the head of the scapula that receives the head of the humerus to form the shoulder joint

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It is supposed that the advancement promotes stretching of the muscle fibers, and the condyle is positioned more anteriorly in the glenoid fossa, elongating the tendons and stimulating the region of the retrodiscal pad.
Temporomandibular joint is located anterior to external auditory canal and has two articulating components: mandibular condyle and glenoid fossa which is limited by petrotympanic fissure.
Dissection of superficial temporalis muscle (Figure 5) was done and it was atraumatically auto rotated towards the joint space and placed between the osteotomised segments in a fashion fascia directing towards glenoid fossa and muscle directing towards the shaped condyle.
The measurements are difficult due to the complicated structure of the articular eminence and glenoid fossa which consists of many small and complex curved surfaces.
There was an inability to close mouth, absence of condyle from the glenoid fossa resulting in a palpable preauricular depression, and a prominent appearing lower jaw.
Assymetry may be an adaptive response to functional demands13,17 as mandible adapts to mandibular deviations by modelling glenoid fossa and CO fossa.
The images revealed bony fusion primarily in the lateral joint, [sup][15] and the glenoid fossa was fused with the condyle via osteosclerosis in the presence of a decreased or absent bone marrow cavity.
Fifty-three consecutive patients complaining of anterolateral shoulder pain were treated with an MWM technique were treated with a posterolateral translation of the humeral head in the glenoid fossa, as described by Mulligan (2010).
An MR arthrogram was obtained and revealed a 4-mm central area of cartilage loss on the glenoid fossa without underlying bony changes on the axial T1 images with and without fat saturation (Figure 1).
The humerus is surrounded by cartilage, as is the glenoid fossa (the gap in which the humerus fits on the scapular), which lubricates the joint and allows for smooth movement.
The glenoid fossa is shallow, with a small surface area, allowing a wide range of movement in all three planes.
12,13) A complete loss of humeral articulation within the glenoid fossa is evidence of dislocation, whereas subluxation includes approximation of the humeral head to the limits of the glenoid rim.
Vascular endothelial growth factor expression and bone formation in posterior glenoid fossa during stepwise mandibular advancement.
The glenoid fossa, labrum, and joint capsule/glenohumeral ligaments are the static stabilizers of the shoulder.