Daniel Gromis has applied lessons learned from the Cunningham Technique for shoulder reduction and applied them to mandibular dislocations. One of the main hurdles in reducing a dislocated mandible is overcoming the spasm and force of the masseter muscle. By massaging the masseter and using a 'casting' type motion of the wrist, the Gromis Method may obviate the need for procedural sedation.
In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida--the "Colombia of prescription drugs"--to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to the rolling hills of Appalachia. "The OxyContin Express" features intimate access with pill addicts, prisoners and law enforcement as each struggles with a lethal national epidemic.