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Broken OR Dislocated Jaw

Alternate Names : Dislocated Jaw, Fractured Jaw

Broken OR Dislocated Jaw | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the injury?

Most injuries occur when the proper protective gear is not worn. Sports safety guidelines should be followed for children, adolescents, and adults.

It is also important to stay alert and attentive during high-risk sports, while driving a motor vehicle, and while at work. Medications that slow reflexes or cause drowsiness increase the risk of accidents during these activities. Illegal drugs and alcohol should be also be avoided.

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Broken OR Dislocated Jaw: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/09/01

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