Occipitoatlantal and Atlantoaxial Dislocation
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.
Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery
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Gonzalez, L. Fernando; Theodore, Nicholas; Dickman, Curtis A.; and Sonntag, Volker K.H., "Occipitoatlantal and Atlantoaxial Dislocation" (2004). Neurosurgery Articles. 298.