Woman with Elhers-Danlos syndrome dislocates jaw eating ‘triple-patty’ burger

A woman almost bit off more than she could chew at a burger restaurant when she was left nursing a dislocated jaw.

Woman dislocates jaw on burgerNicola Peate, 25, had to have her jaw put back into place by medics after it locked while she was attempting to get her teeth around a “triple-patty” burger at a Liverpool restaurant.

The social media manager initially tried to laugh it off when the incident happened during a work night out at Almost Famous, on Parr Street, Liverpool.

After her fiance, Neil Docking, finished the remainder of the “Kids in America” burger, containing pretzels and candied bacon, the pair made their way home – oblivious to the seriousness of the injury.

But by the time Peate, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, arrived at work the next day the pain had become unbearable.

She said: “I didn’t think I’d dislocated it – you don’t expect it to happen eating a burger! But I tried to eat it with a knife and fork and couldn’t. I couldn’t open my mouth fully.

Read More: The Guardian

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