Jaw – broken or dislocated

Alternative Names

Dislocated jaw; Fractured jaw; Broken jaw

Definition of Jaw – broken or dislocated

A broken jaw is a break in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw bone connects to the skull (temporomandibular joints).

Symptoms

Symptoms of a dislocated jaw include:

Review

Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/13/2010

Mandibular fracture

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