Mandibular dislocation after stroke: an uncommon sequelae

Luis Gustavo Jaime Paiva, Maiolino Thomaz Fonseca Oliveira, Flaviana Soares Rocha, Jonas Dantas, Marcelo Caetano Parreira da Silva, Darceny Zanetta-Barbosa


Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) recurrent dislocation is usually associated with jaw hypermobility or articular eminence anatomy. Patients who have stroke experience (CVA) can present joint and muscle tone changes, as laxity ligamentous and appearance of spastic muscle patterns in different parts of the body such as shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and face. This study reported two cases of patients with stroke sequelae who developed chronic dislocation of the jaw. It was concluded that these two clinical conditions appear to have some correlation, further studies with more patients needed to confirm this correlation.

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