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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


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What is done for a jaw dislocation?

What is done for a jaw dislocation?

Easy fix: Jaw dislocation can be easily fixed in an emergency room or by and oral surgeon in an office. Usually this procedure requires mild sedation. ...Read more

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Just had a jaw dislocation a couple of hours afo! what do I do to get it back aligned?

Just had a jaw dislocation a couple of hours afo! what do I do to get it back aligned?

Consultation: Do not try and fix your problem/problems on your own by looking into an otc mouthpiece for grinding/clenching. You should see a dentist or tmj/tmd specialist to evaluate your symptoms and treat the problems. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a jaw dislocation?

What is the treatment for a jaw dislocation?

Depends: Treatment will depend upon the type of "dislocation". Evaluation by your dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can hopefully diagnose if your problem is a skeletal problem where your mouth may be locked wide open or a problem with the disc or meniscus where your mouth may be slightly open and not be able to close with either scenario. Additional studies are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been Diagnosed from a Jaw CT Scan with Bi-Lateral Jaw Dislocation. Is it possible to view the Discs with CT,?

Subluxation: Subluxation of the joint, joint dislocation needs to be reduced(relocated) quickly. Disks displacement is a similar but related condition. MRI and Cone Beam Tomography can be helpful Diagnostic tools. You need to be examined by a competent Dentist to perform the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mandibular joint, neck, & throat burning badly, joint pain (giving me headaches) lightheaded & dizzy. Double jaw dislocation 2 & 4 days ago. Help plz?

Mandibular joint, neck, & throat burning badly, joint pain (giving me headaches) lightheaded & dizzy. Double jaw dislocation 2 & 4 days ago. Help plz?

See physician: Looked like the jaw dislocation is from extensive yarning that you tried to relieve the pain. You might have medical condition that you should see a physician asap. ...Read more

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What causes jaw dislocations?

What causes jaw dislocations?

Many reasons: A malocclusion, opening too wide, grinding your teeth, chewing too much gum, having oral surgery done can cause dislocation of the tmj. Any one or more of the above situations will do it. These are the most common causes, there are plenty of others. ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that dont break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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Severe TMJ with multiple dislocations. Jaw sublexes when ever opens more than 1 inch. No help w guards,massage, anti inflamatories. Next steps?

Severe TMJ with multiple dislocations. Jaw sublexes when ever opens more than 1 inch. No help w guards,massage, anti inflamatories. Next steps?

See an Oral surgeon: It seems you have tried most minimally invasive treatments. your problem may be a structural one requiring a more invasive approach. see an Oral Surgeon that has experience treating more advanced TMD issues. ...Read more

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If I can jiggle my jaw and reduce the dislocation, why should I be concerned?

If I can jiggle my jaw and reduce the dislocation, why should I be concerned?

Because: It is not normal for our jaw to dislocate in the first place. Every time it dislocates and you pop it back in makes it more likely to pop out the next time. At least get it check out by an ENT doc, to make sure you dont have any significant TMJ issues or otherwise. ...Read more

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