Open Lock

  1. True subluxation TMJ
  2. Condyle comes out of the socket
  3. Causes microtearing lateral ligament w/ each open lock
  4. Cause macrotearing if you try force it closed
  5. Only 2% of 6% population can even accomplish open lock, hypermobility
  6. Requires: a) anterior slope eminence, b) completely displaced disc
  7. Stretching then tearing sets up progressive tearing lateral ligament
  8. Severely torn lateral ligament causes complete displace disc
  9. Open lock tear adds to grind/clench-tension muscle-Trauma tearing-Neighoring pains
  1. True subluxation TMJ
  2. Condyle comes out of the socket
  3. Causes microtearing lateral ligament w/ each open lock
  4. Cause macrotearing if you try force it closed
  5. Only 2% of 6% population can even accomplish open lock, hypermobility
  6. Requires: a) anterior slope eminence, b) completely displaced disc
  7. Stretching then tearing sets up progressive tearing lateral ligament
  8. Severely torn lateral ligament causes complete displace disc
  9. Open lock tear adds to grind/clench-tension muscle-Trauma tearing-Neighoring pains

Pearls of Pain

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