Odontoid process fracture. The small
fragment is rotated anteriorly and superiorly. Portions of the
ruptured cruciate ligament and of the rectorial membrane are
entrapped in the wide fracture gap. The apical ligament is avulsed.
Only the dura is intact. In addition in this specimen, uncovertebral
and facet joint injuries as well as several disc avulsions
(cartilaginous endplate separations) were found. |
©2000 Wolfgang Rauschning, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Anatomy
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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