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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2015 Feb;27(1):125-36. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.009.

Temporomandibular joint dislocation.

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1
Former Chief Resident, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas HSC San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7908, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA.
2
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Texas HSC San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7908, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA. Electronic address: perezd5@uthscsa.edu.

Abstract

Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint is one of many pathophysiologic joint conditions that the oral and maxillofacial surgeon is challenged with managing. Managing a dislocated joint will inevitably be the challenge of most surgeons or physicians, whether in private or academic practice. Accordingly, this article addresses the pathophysiology associated with dislocation, in addition to treatment strategies aimed at managing acute, chronic, and recurrent dislocation.

KEYWORDS:

Dislocation; Eminectomy; Hypermobility; Luxation; Subluxation; Temporomandibular joint

PMID:
25483448
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2014.09.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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