The 'Syringe' Technique

A Hands-Free Approach for the Reduction of Acute Nontraumatic Temporomandibular Dislocations in the Emergency Department

Julie Gorchynski, MD; Eddie Karabidian, MSC; Michael Sanchez, MD


J Emerg Med. 2014;47(6):676-681. 

In This Article


Our described technique is a novel hands-free maneuver that is quick, simple, safe, and effective. EPs should consider this method as a useful technique in the management of acute nontraumatic TMJ dislocations in the ED.