Cervical Spine Injuries, Fractures and Whiplash - Odontoid Process Fracture

Odontoid process fracture

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.

Updated on: 11/05/18
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