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Stability and Instability of the Cervical Spine

  • R. Louis

Abstract

Most theories about instability are based on anatomo-pathologic data such as:
  • The posterior vertebral body wall theory (Decoulx and Rieunau 1958 [1]).

  • The posterior ligamentous complex theory (Holdsworth 1963 [3]).

  • The middle segment theory (Roy-Camille 1979 [9]).

  • The three-column spine concept (Denis 1983 [2]).

Keywords

Cervical Spine Vertebral Body Intervertebral Disc Motion Segment Vertical Column 
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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Louis
    • 1
  1. 1.MarseilleFrance

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