POSTERIOR FIXATION OF ATLANTOAXIAL DISLOCATION ANALYTICAL STUDY

Prof Dr Sureshkumar Venkatachalam, Prof Dr Srisaravanan Jeevarajan

Abstract


Materials of this study comes from the accident service unit of the
Govt. Rajaji Hospital and the Neurology and Neurosurgery out patient
department. 18 cases of Atlanto Axial instability were operated upon.
The predominant cause of the lesion was trauma. They were eleven in
number. Eight cases were diagnosed in the acute phase. Three cases
turned up three to six months after the injury. 4 cases were congenital
subluxation. One case was of infective orgin Tuberculosis in nature.
Degenerative dislocation was one case only.


Keywords


instability stabilization neurological tissue diagnosed

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