Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Endplate Avulsion

Cartilaginous Endplate Avulsion

Catilaginous endplate avulsion of the C6-C7 disc from the body of C7
Cartilaginous endplate avulsion of the C6–C7 disc from the body of C7. Autopsy showed a hematoma in the neck muscles. Specimen radiograms were normal. There is no macroscopic injury in the disc. Anteriorly the annulus fibrosus is tom from the comer of C7 (left), but not posteriorly. Due to their small size, the longitudinal ligaments are not seen in this paramedian section. In addition, multiple partial cartilaginous endplate avulsions, uncovertebral and facet joint injuries and complete ruptures of all the atlanto–occipital joints and ligaments were found.

©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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