JIA patient with greatly improving disease course in the TMJs, right joint. Transcranial radiographs at closed (a,b,c) and maximally opened mouth (d,e,f), including MRI (g) at closed mouth. Right joint shown from 5 to 33 yrs with extensive bone abnormality and severely impaired condyle translation at baseline (a,d), improved condyle morphology and translation at 2 yrs follow-up (b,e), and further improvement of morphology and translation at final follow-up (c,f,g). Note the normalization of the condyle position in the fossa at closed mouth between the first and last examinations. * = mandibular condyle. Mandibular growth rotation shown in Fig. 2c.
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