| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Editorial Office |  
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 41(4); 2007 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2007;41(4): 248-251.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2007.41.4.248
Post-traumatic Atlantoaxial Rotatory Dislocation in an Adult Treated by Open Reduction and C1-C2 Transpedicular Screw Fixation.
Yeon Seong Kim, Jung Kil Lee, Jae Hyoo Kim, Soo Han Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam National University Hospital & Medical School, Gwangju, Korea. jklee0261@yahoo.com
Atlantoaxial rotatory dislocation (AARD) is an uncommon disorder of childhood in which clinical diagnosis is generally difficult and often made late. It is very rare in adults because of the unique biomechanical features of the atlantoaxial articulation. We report a case of post-traumatic AARD in an adult. Reduction was difficult to obtain by skull traction and gentle manipulation. Therefore, the patient was treated surgically by an open reduction, transpedicular screw fixation, and posterior C1-2 wiring with graft. The normal atlantoaxial relation was restored with disappearance of torticollis. Postoperatively, the patient remains neurologically intact and has radiographic documentation of fusion. Atlantoaxial transpedicular screw fixation can be one of the treatment options for the AARD.
Key Words: Atlantoaxial dislocation; Rotatory; Transpedicular screw
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
CrossRef TDM  CrossRef TDM
Related article
Posterior Atlantoaxial Transarticular Screw Fixation.  2007 September;42(3)
Editorial Office
#402, 27 Chilparo, Jung-gu, Seoul 04511, Korea
TEL: +82-2-525-7552   FAX: +82-2-525-7554   E-mail: kns61@neurosurgery.or.kr
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers
Copyright © Korean Neurosurgical Society. All rights reserved.                 developed in m2community
Close layer
prev next