Occipitoatlantal and atlantoaxial dislocation


Journal Article

Vertical distractive forces at the craniovertebral junction can affect the occipitoatlantal joint or the atlantoaxial joint. These lesions are part of the same spectrum of injuries. They share the same mechanism of injury and high mortality rate. They usually represent a pure ligamentous injury that causes severe instability and requires early fixation. Copyright 2004, Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gonzalez, LF; Theodore, N; Dickman, CA; Sonntag, VKH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 16 - 21

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-440X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.otns.2004.04.004

Citation Source

  • Scopus