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What is Sliding Skid?

Description of the disease

Sliding skid, or mechanical ipsilateral zygomatic-facial asymmetry, is a condition in which the cheek involuntarily bulges during driving on ice or snow. This phenomenon can be dangerous and lead to loss of control of the vehicle.


  • First-degree sliding skid: slight cheek asymmetry
  • Second-degree sliding skid: moderate asymmetry with a change in head direction
  • Third-degree sliding skid: severe asymmetry with the risk of losing control of the vehicle


  • Bulging of the cheek during turning the car
  • Deterioration of vehicle control on slippery roads


Sliding skid usually occurs due to improper driving technique on ice or snow, as well as due to inappropriate tires or road conditions.


The diagnosis is based on clinical manifestations and a history of driving on a slippery surface.


The main treatment is training in the correct driving technique on ice and snow, as well as the use of special tires or devices to improve vehicle control.


  • Participation in courses of driving on slippery roads
  • Use of special tires in winter


A trauma doctor or an instructor for driving on slippery roads can help in the diagnosis and treatment of sliding skid.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.