Complete traumatic dislocation of the cervical spine at C2–C3

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Abstract

Traumatic dislocation of the cervical spine is a relatively rare injury, but the ramifications of a missed injury are severe and life-long. The imaging findings related to traumatic dislocation are commonly mentioned in the literature although actual images of this pathophysiology are rare. In this particular case, three-dimensional computed tomography demonstrates the large amount of cervical spine distraction and associated damage. Epidemiology and management of acute cervical spine injuries in regard to this injury are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-136
Number of pages3
JournalTrauma
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Traumatic dislocation
  • cervical spine injury
  • motor vehicle collision
  • quadriplegia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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