A new method of screening for vertical atlantoaxial dislocation.

@article{Kauppi1990ANM,
  title={A new method of screening for vertical atlantoaxial dislocation.},
  author={Markku J. Kauppi and Masayoshi Sakaguchi and Yrj{\"o} T. Konttinen and Mirja S. H{\"a}m{\"a}l{\"a}inen},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1990},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          167-72
        }
}
A new method for the screening and grading of vertical atlantoaxial dislocation is described. The Sakaguchi-Kauppi method is based on a pathologic process in the atlantoaxial joints and the grading system gives a reproducible (interobserver coefficient of variation = 0.062) tool for the screening of vertical dislocation and is also applicable to patients for whom earlier radiographs are not available. There were differences between the results obtained using Redlund's method and the new… CONTINUE READING

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