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The Surgical Treatment of Subluxation of the Lower Cervical Spine

  • A. Savini
  • P. Parisini
  • N. Bettini
  • M. Palmisani
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Abstract

In our opinion, when today the same meaning given by French Authors to “entorse grave” is attached to anterior subluxation, this then indicates a lesion of the vertebral ligaments without fracture or dislocation. This anterior subluxation corresponds to about 5% [4] of all trauma of the lower cervical spine, in our cases as well as in those of other authors. These relatively rare lesions are becoming increasingly important in orthopaedics as well as in forensic medicine. For this reason we deemed it worthwhile to review, from the clinical and radiological viewpoint, the 16 cases of anterior subluxation which underwent surgery at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute from 1977 to 1987.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Compression Road Accident Posterior Fixation Lower Cervical Spine Anterior Fusion 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Savini
    • 1
  • P. Parisini
    • 1
  • N. Bettini
    • 1
  • M. Palmisani
    • 1
  1. 1.BolognaItaly

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