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Journal of Stomatology Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume 120, n° 2
pages 152-153 (avril 2019)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jormas.2018.10.013
Received : 1 July 2018 ;  accepted : 28 October 2018
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The use of intraoral local anaesthetic to aid reduction of acute temporomandibular joint dislocation
 

C.E. Woodall a, , P. Padaki a, A. Siddiqui b, S. Bayoumi a
a Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, North Manchester General Hospital, Dental Core Trainee 1 Delaunays road, Manchester, M8 5RB, UK 
b Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, G51 4TF, UK 

Corresponding author.
Abstract

Acute temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is distressing for patients and treatment can often be a challenge for clinicians. This report describes the use of intra oral local anaesthetic (LA) to aid reduction of the joint, reducing the need for conscious sedation, muscle relaxants or general anaesthetic.

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Keywords : TMJ, Temporomandibular, Dislocation, Infratemporal fossa, Local anaesthetic




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