New Animation: Disc Slip with Recapture – Pressure Path
Next in the 3D Views of the TMJ series is “Disc Slip with Recapture – Pressure Path”.
It’s good to get this animation into your hands as the prior animation in this series shows the pressure path with a healthy disc - the reason for showing the pressure path becomes more obvious with this animation as we see the pressure area bearing on the thicker rear of the disc, helping to squeeze it back into position on top of the condyle. As the condyle moves back, the pressure area moves more medially so the disc pops off again.
Although the animation is designed primarily for teaching dentists and dental students we suspect some of you will find it useful for explaining certain functions to your patients.
In coming months we'll add animations showing different views of how things change with a displaced disc and when the disc deteriorates.
Thanks again to Dr. Drew Cobb, Director of the Core Curriculum at The Dawson Academy, for all his input in creating this series of animations.
Look for this animation in Update 70 on Windows, Update 36 on the iPad.