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Broken Jaw (cont.)

Broken Jaw Picture

Media file 1: Broken jaw. The dark angular line near the bottom left of the skull (viewer's right) is the fracture. Photo courtesy of Lisa Chan, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona.
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Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Chaudhry, Meher. "Mandibular Dislocation." Apr. 19, 2012. <>.

Laub, Donald R. "Mandibular Fractures." June 14, 2012. <>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014

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