Traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis involves bilateral fractures of the pedicles and may be caused by vehicular and diving accidents, or other deceleration injuries. The lesion, which has been called “hangman’s fracture”, is characteristically produced by hyperextension and axial loading, but has also been described as resulting from flexion and axial loading.
KeywordsAxial Loading Cervical Vertebra Lateral Mass Posterior Fusion Great Occipital Nerve
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