Title

Use of the masseteric and deep temporal nerve blocks for the reduction of mandibular dislocation

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Anesthesia Progress

ISSN

0003-3006

Volume

56

Issue

1

DOI

10.2344/0003-3006-56.1.9

First Page

9

Last Page

13

Publication Date

Spring 3-1-2009

Abstract

A patient presented with a unilateral dislocated condyle that was resistant to reduction by simple manual manipulation because of elevator muscle spasm and severe muscle and temporomandibular joint pain. A technique involving a masseteric nerve block and a temporal nerve block was used, allowing a quick, safe, and minimally painful reduction. The method used for delivering these nerve blocks is described here.

Comments

Originally published in Anesthesia Progress here: http://dx.doi.org/10.2344/0003-3006-56.1.9