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Ronald Lehman, Daniel Riew, Klaus Schnake

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Luiz Vialle

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C1-C2 Dislocation

C1-C2 dislocations may occur in traumatic accidents. But also with minor trauma in adolescence, congenital anomalies or in rheumatoid patients.

Axial X-ray will show narrowing of the spinal canal due to the anterior dislocation.

The treatment is in general surgical with C1-C2 fusion.


In rheumatoid patients C1-C2 dislocation can in some cases only be diagnosed by dynamic extension and flexion X-rays.

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