Trauma

Traumas:
  1. BLOW
  2. MVA
  3. FALLS
  4. SPORTS INJURIES
WHIPLASH-MVA
  1. Lateral ligament of disc gets damaged
  2. Since ER does not pay attention to jaw joint in MVA's
  3. Cervical injuries are less image in ER today
  4. Request Cervical & TMJ imaging if major MVA
  5. In one study 22 out 25 TMJ's had displace disc after MVA
  6. Neck joints are same kind joint as in TMJ
Blows-Sport Injuries:
  1. Sports injuries can causes sudden acceleration deaccleration of TMJ
  2. Tearing of lateral ligament of disc of TMJ
  3. Request imaging if limited opening or severe pain in TMJ
  4. Record any symptoms TMD within months of Blow-Fall
  5. Blows to jaw typically damage the opposite TMJ
  6. When mandible is not fracture, then maybe breaking TMJ or major tearing lateral ligament
Sports-Related Injuries & TMD
  1. 11-18% all sports-related injuries were maxillofacial injuries
  2. 44-99% of TMJ problems are caused by trauma
  3. Risk of sport-related female basketball injury rate = 7.5%
  4. 600,000 sports related visits to ER for craniofacial injuries
Traumas:
  1. BLOW
  2. MVA
  3. FALLS
  4. SPORTS INJURIES
WHIPLASH-MVA
  1. Lateral ligament of disc gets damaged
  2. Since ER does not pay attention to jaw joint in MVA's
  3. Cervical injuries are less image in ER today
  4. Request Cervical & TMJ imaging if major MVA
  5. In one study 22 out 25 TMJ's had displace disc after MVA
  6. Neck joints are same kind joint as in TMJ
Blows-Sport Injuries:
  1. Sports injuries can causes sudden acceleration deaccleration of TMJ
  2. Tearing of lateral ligament of disc of TMJ
  3. Request imaging if limited opening or severe pain in TMJ
  4. Record any symptoms TMD within months of Blow-Fall
  5. Blows to jaw typically damage the opposite TMJ
  6. When mandible is not fracture, then maybe breaking TMJ or major tearing lateral ligament
Sports-Related Injuries & TMD
  1. 11-18% all sports-related injuries were maxillofacial injuries
  2. 44-99% of TMJ problems are caused by trauma
  3. Risk of sport-related female basketball injury rate = 7.5%
  4. 600,000 sports related visits to ER for craniofacial injuries

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