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Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a high risk precancerous condition and its major etiological factor is chewing areca nut. It causes a progressive inability to open the mouth due to stiffness of oral mucosa leading to temporomandibularjoint changes. Temporomandibular joint is a synovial joint and oral submucous fibrosis results in reluctant movement of the jaws and its disuse occurs. Temporomandibular joint is vulnerable to changes,thus changes due to immobilization of the temporomandibulardoi:10.13005/bbra/1119 fatcat:vza4ssi7ybc4nnayqijap432b4