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Dislocation - Tracheal intubation Factor
This factor is only relevant if the dislocation is of the temporomandibular joint.
Tracheal, or endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea), through the mouth or the nose. In most emergency situations it is placed through the mouth.
It is done to open the airway to give oxygen, medication, or anaesthesia, and to help with breathing. It may also be done to remove blockages (foreign bodies) from the airway or to allow the doctor to get a better view of the upper airway.
Persons requiring this type of procedure will normally also require time on a respirator, this would normally be recorded in doctors' notes and/or hospital records. However, these records may have been destroyed or can no longer be obtained. Therefore, if there is a reliable history of a condition for which it would be medically feasible that this procedure was performed at a particular time, this generally will be accepted, unless there is contradictory evidence. Seek medical advice if it is unclear whether the person would have required this type of procedure.
Last reviewed for CCPS 27 September 2014.
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Preliminary questions 
42270 there is some evidence that undergoing tracheal intubation may be a factor in the development of dislocation.
42282 the veteran has a dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.
42272 the veteran has undergone a tracheal intubation at some time.
42273 the veteran had the tracheal intubation due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.
42274 as a consequence of the identified illness or injury, the veteran had the tracheal intubation, to the side and site, at the time of the clinical onset of dislocation.
42275 veteran has established the causal connection between the tracheal intubation and vea service for the clinical onset of dislocation.
42276 veteran has established the causal connection between the tracheal intubation and operational service for the clinical onset of dislocation.
42277 veteran has established the causal connection between the tracheal intubation and eligible service for the clinical onset of dislocation.
Clinical onset and operational service 
42278 identified illness or injury, for which the tracheal intubation was performed, is causally related to operational service.
Clinical onset and eligible service 
42279 identified illness or injury, for which the tracheal intubation was performed, is causally related to eligible service.