EP064: Anatomical Variation of the Mandibular Nerve, Part 2 of the Five Love Language, Teenager Breaks his Face goofing around
I start off this week with some more Irish Proverbs and move quickly into a very well done anatomical study on the variations of the course of the Mandibular Nerve or IAN. There are many variations and each has a clinical implication specifically on achieving adequate local anesthetic. If you have EVER had a problem with getting a patient numb and not know why this episode if for you. I discuss my tricks for getting ideal anesthesia.
The interesting case has some fantastic photos of a fractured supraorbital rim and anterior table of the frontal sinus that required open reduction and the placement of plates and screws. I know you will enjoy this episode.