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Title: Bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation in a 29-year-old man: a case report
Authors: Thangarajah, T.
Mcculloch, N.
Thangarajah, Suthan
Stocker, J.
First Published: 10-Aug-2010
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports 2010 4:263
Abstract: Introduction A dislocation of the temporomandibular joint represents three percent of all reported dislocated joints. The treatment entails reduction of the deformity and this can often be achieved in a ward setting. Case presentation We present the case of a 29-year-old Caucasian man with a non-traumatic bilateral anterior temporomandibular joint dislocation. Following several unsuccessful attempts, due to both inadequate patient analgesia and sedation, joint reduction had to be performed in theatre with the patient under general anesthesia. Conclusion This case highlights the importance of providing the patient with adequate analgesia and sedation when attempting the reduction of temporomandibular joint dislocations.
DOI Link: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-263
ISSN: 1752-1947
eISSN: 1752-1947
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2010 Thangarajah et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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