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Propofol bolus facilitates reduction of luxed temporomandibular joints.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9610979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Locked" or dislocated temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a common problem in emergency medicine. Like many other joint dislocations, the repositioning of the joint can be facilitated by conscious sedation and muscular relaxation. Propofol is a useful agent for use in the emergency department because of its extremely short half-life, its antiemetic properties, and its safety record. We report two cases of locked TMJ that were repositioned under sedation with propofol. We review methods for repositioning the locked TMJ and review appropriate agents for sedation and muscular relaxation.
V Y Totten; R F Zambito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1998 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-23     Completed Date:  1998-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, The Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
Conscious Sedation*
Dislocations / therapy*
Middle Aged
Propofol / therapeutic use*
Temporomandibular Joint*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Intravenous; 2078-54-8/Propofol

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