Monday, 13 September 2010

TMJ animations

A collection of Web-based animations to model the TMJ in health and disease byFrank D. Reilly PhD from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. The objective was to simulate normal joint function and dysfunction from anterior articular disc displacement with and without reduction. These pathologies can elicit 'clicking', limited range-of-motion, and/or pain during condylar (head) rotation and translation. The animations are user friendly and achieve a dimension that cannot be attained by using conventional textbooks. They complement didactic and practical (dissection) activities of beginner health care professionals enrolled in human structure courses. Convenient access also is available to learners reviewing for clinical certification and licensure examinations or to patients conferring with practitioners about their own TMJ disorders.(Source: MedEdPORTAL, accessed on 13/09/2010)