Use of the masseteric and deep temporal nerve blocks for the reduction of mandibular dislocation
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.
Young, A. L.,
Thomas, D. C.,
Quek, S. Y.
Use of the masseteric and deep temporal nerve blocks for the reduction of mandibular dislocation.
Anesthesia Progress, 56(1), 9–13.