Locked jaw after surgery

For those who have had surgery, has anyone had a locked jaw - trismus? How long did it last? Any remedies for it? Thanks in advance.

There is alot of First bite syndrome and problems opening the mouth right after surgery. Most seemed to pass after a few weeks. I havent heard of lock jaw from anyone. I had alot of problems with my jaw after surgery (several months) and ended up getting botox injections in my jaw and temples and more recently the ptergoid muscles that helps open the mouth. Maybe muscle relaxers? heat? combo with pain killer?


Having a stiff jaw joint after ES surgery is somewhat common. If yours is really locked up, you can ask your doctor about getting some massage therapy & physical therapy.