mandibular fossa

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mandibular fossa

[man′dib·yə·lər ′fäs·ə]
(anatomy)
The depression in the temporal bone that articulates with the mandibular condyle.
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This is followed by superficial reaming of the glenoid surface, sufficient to remove any fibrous tissue and to expose healthy subchondral bone.
Following the recent work of Nyffeler and colleagues, it is now recommended to place the glenoid component at the inferior edge of the native glenoid surface to decrease the incidence of scapula notching.
Following completion of the deltopectoral approach and joint exposure, the humeral head was externally rotated, a retractor was placed in the joint to protect the glenoid surface, and the Hill-Sachs lesion was exposed.
These effects on the joint force measurements, in turn, may have been magnified in the Encore RSP[R] prosthesis, since it contained a larger lateral offset away from the glenoid surface.