Skeletal System Case Study

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  • 1. 

    What is the age of the patient?

    The age of the patient is 18 or eighteen. Both 18 and eighteen represent the same numerical value, which is the age of the patient.

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    What is the gender of the patient?

    The gender of the patient is female, girl, or woman. These terms are all used to refer to individuals who identify as female.

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    What is the background information about the patient? What is her problem?

    The background information about the patient is that she has crowded teeth and messed up teeth. Her problem is that these teeth need to be removed.

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    What are her signs and symptoms?

    The signs and symptoms described in the question are indicative of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ disorder is characterized by pain in the jaw and ear, difficulty in opening and closing the mouth, and a clicking sound in the jaw. These symptoms are commonly associated with TMJ dysfunction, which can be caused by various factors such as teeth grinding, stress, misalignment of the jaw, or arthritis. It is important for the individual experiencing these symptoms to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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    What are some tests to perform on her?

    The suggested tests to perform on her are the bite test to observe clicking and pushing on the mandible to close the mouth. These tests can help assess any issues or abnormalities related to her bite, such as clicking sounds, and evaluate the functionality of her jaw by observing the response when pressure is applied to close the mouth. These tests can provide valuable information about her oral health and potential underlying problems.

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    What are some treatments?

    The given answer suggests that some treatments for a certain condition or issue include using a bite guard to protect teeth, stopping the habit of chewing gum, and performing stretches and exercises. These treatments may be recommended to address problems such as teeth grinding, jaw pain, or muscle tension. Using a bite guard can help protect teeth from damage caused by grinding or clenching, while stopping the habit of chewing gum can alleviate jaw strain. Stretches and exercises may help to relax the muscles and improve flexibility, providing relief from discomfort or tension.

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    What is your diagnosis of the patient? What ailment does she suffer from?

    The patient's symptoms of TMJ dislocation, also known as lockjaw, indicate that their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is dislocated. This condition occurs when the joint connecting the jawbone to the skull becomes displaced, causing the jaw to become stuck in an open or closed position. Lockjaw can lead to difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, pain, and discomfort. Therefore, the patient's diagnosis is TMJ dislocation, commonly referred to as lockjaw.

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