What happens(after surgery) to the ligaments that are supposed to be attached to the styloid process? I’m guessing that having those removed doesn’t affect the function of the jaw?
They don’t impact function at all! If the ligaments are not calcified they are left attached to the hyoid bone and the end that was attached to the styloid just kinda floats.
They’re usually stripped off & left in, unless they’re calcified. It doesn’t seem to make any difference to swallowing, tongue movements etc The jaw’s not affected at all.
Those styloids certainly look long & very sharp!
Your styloids look like ice picks. YIKES!! It’ll be good to get those nasty things outta there!!
This is probably why it feel like there is a needle poking in my neck and jaw!