Edmund M. Kosmahl, PT, EdD

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TEMPEROMANDIBULAR JOINT LATERAL DEVIATION

 TMJ lateral deviation goniometry picture

Test Position

  • Subject sitting
  • Stabilize cervical spine
  • Deviate mandible laterally

Normal Range

  • 10 to 15mm (Magee)

Ruler Alignment

  • 1 - Identify points on the upper and lower teeth that are aligned when the mouth is in resting position (upper and lower incisors in this illustration)
  • 2 - Deviate the mandible laterally and use a ruler to measure the distance between the two points (upper and lower incisors in this illustration)

Normal End Feel

  • Capsular or ligamentous

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