Arthropathy of the temporomandibular joint: a diagnostic challenge

Equine temporomandibular joint arthropathy has been described as an underlying cause of various clinical signs. The anatomy of this incongruent joint is well described, as well as its appearance on different imaging modalities. However, pathologies of this joint are rare. This article provides an overview of the literature. Multiple possible aetiologies of temporomandibular joint arthropathy are not supported by current research and must be revised. Likewise, the imaging diagnosis or the classification of clinically relevant findings is difficult. A critical examination of this disease, including multiple diagnostic modalities, should be carried out to verify the clinical significance of findings in every case.

Maren Hellige -

Scan of the tempromandibular joint