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Bilateral temporomandibular joint dislocation following pulmonary function testing: a case report and review of closed reduction techniques
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    Taking the 'ouch' out of TMJ reductions!

    Dear Editor,

    We were interested to read Dr Oliphant et al’s paper on relocating temporomandibular joint dislocations (1). In our practice we prefer the Hippocratic method of reduction, but agree that this can be very worrying to the clinician as their thumbs are placed directly in line of the bite!

    To solve this problem we apply mallet splints to the examiners thumbs. This acts as thumb protection, a...

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