Anterior subluxation of the cervical spine: hyperflexion sprain.

  title={Anterior subluxation of the cervical spine: hyperflexion sprain.},
  author={J Douglas Green and Thomas S. Harle and John H. Harris},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={2 3},
Anterior subluxation (hyperflexion sprain) is localized, purely ligamentous disruption of the cervical spine caused by a limited flexion force. When associated with a simple wedge fraction, also a flexion injury, anterior subluxation may be the more significant lesion. Radiographically, anterior subluxation is characterised by (1) a localized kyphotic angulation at the level of injury; (2) anterior rotation, or displacement, of the subluxed vertebra; (3) anterior narrowing and posterior… CONTINUE READING
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