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TMJ & Jaw Dislocations - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive skills and training chapter outlines basic information about TMJ and jaw dislocations. As you progress through this series of simple and informative lessons, you'll become familiar with the causes, symptoms and treatments for TMJ, tinnitus and dislocated hyoid bones.
Following each lesson is a short quiz to help you reinforce your understanding of the material. Take the chapter's final assessment and submit questions to our instructors if you have any. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any Internet-connected device.
How It Helps
This chapter can be used by any medical professional who works with different types of dislocation treatments. Professionals who need to develop skills regarding TMJ and jaw dislocations can study these lessons at any time. The chapter can also be used in conjunction with continuing education or training materials.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Identify the causes of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Evaluate the symptoms and treatments for jaw dislocations, TMJ, tinnitus and dislocated hyoid bones
- Describe TMJ surgery and recovery time
1. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Symptoms & Treatment
The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is a hinge joint that connects the jaw with the rest of a person's skull. Read this lesson to learn about the symptoms of TMJ dysfunction and common treatment options.
2. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ): Definition & Causes
The temporomandibular joint, also known as the TMJ, is the joint that connects the moving piece of the jaw with the rest of the skull. Read this lesson to learn about TMJ dysfunction, which frequently leads to pain, clicking, and other symptoms in these joints.
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