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Concomitant alar and apical ligament avulsion in atlanto-axial rotatory fixation. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15165025     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors report a case of Fielding type II acute atlanto-axial rotatory fixation (AARF). The CT scan with coronal reconstruction showed an avulsion of the apical and right alar ligament. These findings are exceptionally reported in the literature, especially concerning the apical ligament which might be a stabiliser in flexion and extension of the occipitocervical joint.
Authors:
Maher Karray; Najla M'nif; Mondher Mestiri; Mondher Kooli; Khelil Ezzaouia; Mongi Zlitni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-05-28     Completed Date:  2004-06-22     Revised Date:  2012-08-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis, Tunisia. karray_maher@yahoo.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Atlanto-Axial Joint / injuries*,  physiopathology
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries
Craniocerebral Trauma / radiography,  therapy
Dislocations / radiography,  rehabilitation*
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Injury Severity Score
Ligaments, Articular / injuries
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Risk Assessment
Traction*
Treatment Refusal

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