hinge axis

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The axis of rotation of the mandibular condyles during the first few millimetres of mandibular opening. It is most commonly used for transfer to a semi-adjustable articulator. The terminal hinge axis is the axis of rotation of the mandible when the mandibular condyles are in their most superior position in the glenoid fossa.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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