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Temporomandibular joint dislocation

Case contributed by Elizabeth K Asfaw


Locked jaw status post dental procedure.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Anterior translation at the temporomandibular joints bilaterally.

Status post reduction of right temporomandibular joint with TMJ alignment within normal limits. 

Case Discussion

Presented to the ED with bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation after a dental procedure. The patient was unable to close her mouth. X-rays revealed anterior translation at the temporomandibular joints bilaterally. The TMJ was reduced successfully under sedation in the ED. 

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:

Soni C. Chawla, M.D.                                                                                                
Associate Professor                                       
Department of Radiological Sciences                      
David Geffen School of medicine at UCLA               
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

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Case information

rID: 51549
Published: 26th Feb 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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