Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 38–41 | Cite as

Dislocation of jaws

  • Richard W. Katzberg
  • Quentin N. Anderson
  • James V. Manzione
  • Clyde A. Helms
  • Ross Tallents
  • Katsumi Hayakawa


Pluri-directional tomographic and arthrotomographic findings are described in six patients with dislocation of the jaw severe enough to require medical assistance. A grooved defect along the posterior aspect of the condylar head was noted in two of the six patients. The arthrotomographic findings that were obtained in one patient that was dislocated at the time of the arthrogram did not suggest a meniscocondyle incoordination as a mechanism. However, arthrotomographic findings in the six reported cases suggest that significant intra-articular soft tissue damage may result.

Key words

Jaws Dislocation Temporomandibular joint Radiography 


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© International Skeletal Society 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Katzberg
    • 1
  • Quentin N. Anderson
    • 2
  • James V. Manzione
    • 3
  • Clyde A. Helms
    • 4
  • Ross Tallents
    • 5
  • Katsumi Hayakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyStrong Memorial HospitalRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMetropolitan Medical CenterMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolBrigham and Women's HospitalBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Department of ProsthodonticsEastman Dental CenterRochesterUSA

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