Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Craniocervical

Gross Disruption Craniocervical Junction

Gross Disruption at the craniocervical junction
Gross disruption at the craniocervical junction. Specimen radiograms had only shown a slight atlanto–axial asymmetry. There is a subluxation and anterior rotation of the atlas and the anterior atlanto–occipital membrane, the apical and cruciate ligament, the rectorial membrane are ruptured. Note the avulsion of the ligamentum flavum from the lamina of C2. In this specimen there also were several uncovertebral and disc lesions, transverse process fractures and facet joint– and ligamentum flavum ruptures.

©2000 Wolfgang Rauschning, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anatomy
Academic University Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Uppsala, Sweden
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Updated on: 02/01/10
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