CAP. CXXV. De Maxillae inferioris Luxatione.
MAxillae inferioris Luxatio, The Luxation (or dis-joynting) of the jawbone is, the rare but dangerous depulsion, and forcing of the same (either in the one onely part, and then Page 184 the mouth is writhed, the Dog-teeth standing directly under the incisorii or cutters; or else in both parts thereof, and then the ranks or rows of the teeth answer, and fall in one with the other, and the lower jaw-bone can by no means be joyned close with the upper, (but this standeth out further then that) unto the foremost parts: from whence proceedeth pain, an Inflammation, an acute Fever, and griping pains of the Stomack.
As to the Prognostick; If the luxated jaw-bone be not restored to its place, it then threat∣neth danger of death about the tenth day, with a continual Fever accompanying it, as also an irresistible necessity of sleeping: And there∣fore the Cure is to be taken in hand with all possible speed, lest also that the affected Mus∣cles (which draw upward the jaw-bone, and also the Nerves inserted into the said Muscles) should likewise draw the brain into a consent and agreement with them. Yet the luxation of one side of the jaw-bone is not so dangerous in its restitution, as that which happeneth on both: Practitioners affirm, that the jaw, twelve days after it is set, is free from the danger of re∣lapse.
Quo ad curationem vide Paraeum, lib. 16. cap. 8, 9, 10. Et etiam Hippocratem, 2. de arti∣culis, Et Galenum in eundem locum commentan∣tem.Page 185 Next follow the Affects of the Columel∣la, or Uvula.