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Congenital Malformation of the Atlanto-Axial Joint with Dislocation.

Brannon, Earl W.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: December 1960
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A patient is reported who had progressive neurological changes secondary to congenital malformation and subluxation of the atlanto-axial joint. An occipitocervical fusion was performed as a prophylactic measure. A severe neck injury of the flexion-extension type thirteen months after operation resulted in only minor symptoms. Had this patient's atlanto-axial joint not been stabilized by a solid fusion prior to this accident, transection of the cord might well have been the outcome.

Copyright 1960 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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