The upper cervical spine due to its anatomical and functional peculiarities always provokes great interest. Its contribution to the support of the head, the performance of various movements and the protection of the spinal cord, has been studied in depth. However, these studies have not prevented the appearance of serious disputes particularly with regards to the biomechanical characteristics of the upper cervical spine.
KeywordsCervical Spine Vertebral Artery Road Traffic Accident Posterior Arch Odontoid Process
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