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Statements of Principles

Dislocation - Intravenous sedation Factor

This factor is only relevant if the dislocation is of the temporomandibular joint.

Intravenous (IV) sedation is a form of sedation where medications are given through a vein normally through the back of the hand, and usually by an anaesthetist, to make the person unaware of their surroundings, or to relax, or subdue the person.  This form of anaesthetic is used where it is better to have the person conscious when performing a procedure and is used because it is a more predictable form of sedation due to small doses being given until the desired state of drowsiness is reached.

IV sedation is mostly used for minor or 'day' surgical procedures, such as a having skin lesions removed, biopsies or other external type procedures.  It will often be used in combination with a local anaesthetic to the area being operated on .  It is also commonly used for dental surgery.

If a person required IV sedation it would normally be recorded in the dentist's, or 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.

Investigative Documents
Type Title PDF Format Word Format
Medical Report
Temporomandibular joint dislocation
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Preliminary questions [42280]

42281 there is some evidence that undergoing intravenous sedation may be a factor in the development of dislocation.

42282 the veteran has a dislocation of the temporomandibular joint.

42283 the veteran has undergone intravenous sedation at some time.

42284 the intravenous sedation was due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.

42285 the veteran had the intravenous sedation, for the identified illness, at the time of clinical onset of the dislocation.

42286  the veteran has established the causal connection between the intravenous sedation and VEA service for the clinical onset of dislocation.

42287   the veteran has established the causal connection between the intravenous sedation and operational service for the clinical onset of dislocation.

or

42288   the veteran has established the causal connection between the intravenous sedation and eligible service for the clinical onset of dislocation.

Clinical onset and operational service [42287]

42289  the identified illness or injury, for which the intravenous sedation was given, is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [42288]

42290  the identified illness or injury, for which the intravenous sedation was given, is causally related to eligible service.