Osteochondritis dissecans affecting the temporo-mandibular joint

Br J Oral Surg. 1978 Jul;16(1):21-5. doi: 10.1016/s0007-117x(78)80051-1.


A case of a single loose body occurring in the temporo-mandibular joint is described. It is probable that this case represents the degenerative process of osteochondritis dissecans, a condition not previously described in this joint. The essential features of this condition are noted as a comparison to the condition of synovial chondromatosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cartilage, Articular / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Osteochondritis / pathology*
  • Temporomandibular Joint* / pathology