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modified jaw thrust

mod·i·fied jaw thrust

/ˈmädəˌfīed jô THrəst/

Noun

A technique of opening an unconscious patient's airway if cervical spine trauma is suspected. While the thumbs of both hands are resting on the patient’s zygomatic arches, the index and third fingers of both hands reach behind the mandible at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and push it forward. This allows the cervical spine to remain fixed while opening the airway.