This 35-year-old lady sustained a whiplash-type injury in a motor vehicle accident 1 month prior to assessment. Since then she has been complaining of neck pain. Physical examination revealed painful limitation of neck movement and a normal neurological examination. Flexion and extension lateral X-rays and MRI of the cervical spine confirmed the diagnosis of long-standing atlantoaxial instability (Fig. 9.1a-c). Options of treatment were discussed with the patient who agreed to undergo internal fixation and arthrodesis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Spine Trauma|
|Subtitle of host publication||Surgical Techniques|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|
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