Zygomatic bone – temporal process

Zygomatic bone - temporal process


Joins with the zygomatic process of the temporal bone, to form the zygomatic arch. Allows tendon of temporalis to pass medially (and lateral to temporal and sphenoid), down and forward to coronoid process of mandible.


Tripod fracture; common facial injury which essentially amounts to separation of zygoma from rest of face; fractures of zygomatic arch, floor of orbit (including maxillary sinus), lateral wall orbit.

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