One woman in China enjoyed a laugh so powerful, so monumental, so earth-shatteringly tremendous – that it actually dislocated her jaw.
The highlighted laugh occurred on a high-speed train. Though, the laugh was soon ceased when the lady dislocated her jaw, leaving her mouth suspended open. Lucky for her, Doctor Luo Wensheng – had boarded train number G2938, when a pressing appeal for medical help was broadcast via the carriages. He stated: “I was resting when I heard an announcement asking whether there were any doctors [onboard]. I rushed over and found the passenger unable to speak or close her mouth. She was drooling, so I initially thought she had had a stroke. But I took her blood pressure, then asked her some questions, and learned that she had actually dislocated her jaw.
“I warned her that I wasn’t an expert, but I knew how to do the procedure. I also told her there was a chance I wouldn’t be able to set it,” he added. “The patient was quite nervous and her facial muscles were all very tense, so it failed on the first attempt. I advised her to go to a hospital instead, but train staff told us it would be another hour. The passenger became very agitated and wanted her jaw set right away, so I agreed to try again.” Fortuitously, the physician was able to reinstate the jaw. Dr Wensheng furthered: “I did it while she was distracted, and luckily it went back in place. The passenger revealed that she had dislocated her jaw in the past due to repeatedly vomiting during pregnancy. If you’ve dislocated your jaw in the past, laughing, yawning or even just opening your mouth too wide can lead to it happening again.”
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