Pathomechanics of Atlantoaxial Instability

  • Chunhui Wu
  • Xuhui Zhou
Part of the Translational Medicine Research book series (TRAMERE)


Atlantoaxial instability can arise from different disorders, including trauma, congenital and developmental anomalies, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disorders, inflammatory or infectious lesions, neoplasms, and secondary to certain surgical interventions. This chapter describes the pathomechanics of atlantoaxial instability resulting from atlas and axis fractures, congenital and developmental abnormalities, and rheumatoid arthritis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunhui Wu
    • 1
  • Xuhui Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Weigao Orthopedic Device Co., LtdWeihaiChina
  2. 2.Department of OrthopedicsChangzheng HospitalShanghaiChina

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