Recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocations in geriatric patient on antipsychotic drugs and its conservative management

Pai, Deepika and Kamath, Abhay Taranath and Menon, Girish and Urala, Arun Srinivas and Kumar, Saurabh and Nayak, Sunil and Kudva, Adarsh (2017) Recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocations in geriatric patient on antipsychotic drugs and its conservative management. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 10 (11). 08-10. ISSN 0974-2441

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Abstract

Recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation can cause difficulty in swallowing and speech hence can be distressing for the patient. A 79-year-old male patient reported with recurrent dislocation of TMJ since 2 months. He was on antipsychotic medication for schizophrenia which predisposes to recurrent TMJ dislocation due to oromandibular dystonia. Since the patient had undergone tracheostomy, his systemic condition was not suitable for surgical management. Thus a conservative option of chin cup was planned. The chin cup limits the movement of the mandible hence prevents dislaocation of the TMJ. The patient was successfully rehabilitated with no new episodes of TMJ dislocation for the last 4 months. It focuses on conservative management of recurrent TMJ dislocations induced by antipsychotic drugs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chin cup appliance; geriatric patient; recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation; antipsychotic drugs.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Orthodontics
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Pedodontics and preventive Dentistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neuro Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 06:04
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 06:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149936

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